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Posted by Malachy - January 20th, 2020


Is it too late for a retrospective? whatevs I'll do it anyway.


2019 was one hell of a ride.


January:

I ended 2018 traveling. After a couple of weeks back home in NY I flew back to TX and back to work. The local airport is very small and only 1 airline serves it and it only has little 7 passenger planes.


It's a little tight quarters but the views are nice:


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Visiting home and being with family put it in our minds we wanted to move back soon. We had been away for 11 years - lived in New Hampshire, Florida and Texas. In rural areas, cities, suburbs and out of the way places but nothing felt like home. We had bought a house in TX in 2015 and while we made some great friends and had good jobs we never really decorated the house. My books sat in banker boxes for years next to an entry bookshelf. So wheels started turning on that...


Also in early 2019 we said goodbye to our cat Raja - a blue point siamese cat who we got as a kitten in 2006. For the last few years he'd been battling either chronic pancreatitis or IBS and by he was battling I mean I was battling all of his gross diarrhea left all over the house and changing his cat litter daily lest he crap on the carpet. He'd had ups and downs but by the end of 2018 he was going down again. He lost weight and would stop eating and drinking. Sadly it became clear he was just done and we made a difficult decision. It hurt but it felt right to let him go then. He was a pretty good cat.


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All in all he was a pretty chill cat and I miss him but our household went from 3 cats in 2017 to 1 by 2019. We had lost Malkovich in 2017. He was Raja's hetero lifemate and I think that losing his boi made him sad. We had Arya around by then but she is younger and a much younger than the boys were and Raja never really warmed up to her.


Also in January I traded in my 170,000 mile prius for a newer used prius with all the fancy shit. Fun fact: all the radar cruise and blind spot stuff is really only good down south where it never snows...because I've had it in snow for a couple of months now and that shiz goes nuts when all the sensors are covered by ice and road salt.


February:


by Feb we were pretty sad with only 1 cat and she looked lonely. We wanted to find a companion for Arya but were worried because a few years ago we took in a kitten and she tried murdering it (despite having had kittens herself. she was a stray that had kittens in our garage as we moved into our new house and she was a good mom!). The wife always wanted a black cat so we reached out to a few shelters looking for adult black cats because they are always have trouble getting adopted. A shelter responded back they had a black female that had been in foster care for 2 years! They said she'd be at a Petco adoption day nearby and we of course went to saw her. She was a bit scared and had a raw spot on her neck from scratching/licking too much because of stress!


We took her home and while her name was Captain we renamed her Sansa (not like cats care about their names anyway. none we've ever had responded to their names). Sansa had her own room for a few weeks while we got her used to our place and slowly introduced her with Arya. They weren't immediate BFFs but we haven't had any fighting and soon enough her neck was healed up (albeit with what seems to be a permanent bald spot).


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Time Jump


June/July:


After flirting with the idea of moving back to NY we finally went all in and started getting srs. We found a realtor and I reached out a realtor in NY who's family. We started looking at what was for sale back home and listed our house. My in laws and my dad went to a bunch of showings for us and we finally found the perfect place (ominous background music begins.


Our house had 5 offers within 6 days of being on the market. We accepted and on the same weekend put in an offer on the house in NY.


But the sellers of the house in NY were being cagey and weird. They didn't accept our offer and countered with a leaseback clause to stay in the house for 30 days after we bought it which was weird as shit according to everyone else I talked to. A couple of days or a week was sometimes negotiated sometimes. Anyway our house in TX was under contract and there wasn't much inventory in NY to choose from at our price point and well we just liked the place a lot. it almost a whole month to finally get these people to sell us their house (which they had on the market for over a year) but they got to stick around for 2 weeks.


I suppose I'm going to split this into 2 blags because it is late and I'm tired and hooo boy I think August alone deserves it's own entry.


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Posted by Malachy - January 3rd, 2019


Jan 2 was the 16th birthday for my NG account.

 

It's going to get its license this year! vroom vroom


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Posted by Malachy - July 9th, 2018


10 years modding the BBS.


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Posted by Malachy - January 2nd, 2018


Oh look, my account is almost old enough to drive

 

update: UOTD finally 1/4/18 lmao!

 

Edit: 10th (b)anniversary of review modding passed in February! Neat!


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Posted by Malachy - January 2nd, 2017


my NG account can now make fun of all the 'newbies' if it made it's own account at 13. 

Strange to think that soon enough Newgrounds would have been a part of my life for more than half of it. 


Posted by Malachy - September 6th, 2016


it's been a little over a year since I got a house and some horses. We've been slowly making improvements to the property and this holiday we rented some machines and dug a big ass trench and added water lines out to the pastures since we've been ruining hoses like crazy.

First we dug the trench

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The other machine there is an augor for drilling some post holes but it was crap. It went about 18" deep and hit some clay and wouldn't go any deeper. They refunded me the rental for that one. The trencher was great. Ran about 300ft of Pex pipe 18" deep. 

When I got to the pasture the horses were currently in I had to rope off the corner so they wouldn't break a leg in the hole while I was working.

Serenity Firefly Class Horse tried helping

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When all was said and done it took a couple of days, $250 to rent the trencher and $150 in Pex pipe, fittings, posts and connectors. It was hard work but it was a lot cheaper than hiring a plumber to do it!

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Now we've got automatic water in both pastures and a wash station in the main one and we can keep the hoses from getting ruined all the time and reduce some of the tripping hazards around the house. 

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Posted by Malachy - May 16th, 2016


Pico day was a blast again. It is now part of my yearly travel plans. @tomfulp is a sweetheart for hosting the party and having such a kickass website I like to spend (too much) time on! 

 

As a fan of art and music and games and animations and stories it is a real treat to rub shoulders with the likes of krinkles, tom, mindchamber and stamper  - giants in the community - but the best part is talking to and just seeing so many new young kids. I saw so many little circles of younger artists making connections with each other and probably plotting the next 21 years of NG content! How awesome! 

 

These last 2 years I have found myself spending a couple of weeks following all these new artists on twitter, facebook and newgrounds and my content feeds are getting so cool! 

 

So today was the last day of my 2015 supporter subscription and I renewed - of course. Since it's always a pain in the butt when my bank sends me a new card every time somebody sneezes on an ATM I chose the yearly membership - but I upped it to $35 because I don't want newgrounds to lose out on that tasty monthly subscription. 

 

I really hope it goes towards fostering even more new artists so I can meet more cool people next year.

 


Posted by Malachy - January 3rd, 2016


Still 1/2/16 my time 

 

13 years 


Posted by Malachy - May 15th, 2015


I purchased the 2015 NG Supporter upgrade today. 

I neglected to for a couple of years and I feel bad (sorry @tomfulp)

Newgrounds means a lot to me and I'm glad I'm able to support it. You can totally re-enable ads if you want those hundredths of a cent that I account for in your ad revenue, Tom! 

I had a blast at Pico day and met or reconnected with some really cool artists and I want NG to stick around to support them and they can make a living off their art. I think I'll have to start making a list who all has a Patreon for when I win the lottery (after sharing with @sevenseize of course because she'll buy the winning ticket for me)

 


Posted by Malachy - May 1st, 2015


I made it to Pico Day and I gotta say it was a blast! I didn't take many pics and I can't remember names so I won't try to tag all the amazing young artists I met for the first time or old NG buds I got to meet in person for the first time or friends I got to see again after too long an absence. Although i got in on Friday night I didn't have it in me after a very long day of travel to head to the office - I didn't even think anyone was there until @cosmicdeath called me to say she was there and it was packed.

Saturday had even more people. I showed up at 11 or 12 and there were already so many people! Everyone was wearing name tags and I still can't remember names too well. Tom threw a great party while Tim was awesome on the grill. At some point Evark showed up and we hung out and accosted johnnyutah and strawberryclock like starstruck teenagers. 

Sunday was very chill and a ton of fun. With fewer people it was easier to have conversations and just hang out with people who were still there. We went to a pizza place and a barcade in the city and it was the coolest place. Later we went back to the office and people played video games and watched Robocop. 

Monday I hear people were still at the office but I took a day out to see some sights on Philly. I went to the Mutter museum, the Liberty Bell, Liberty Hall, the museum district the City Hall train station and the art museum to see the steps Rocky ran up. I actually was there in 2008 for mod meet - we raced up the steps and I think rucklo beat all of us because he's hella ripped. It was a pretty chill day after 3 days of chaos. I took the 'quiet car' on the train back to the hotel and it was very nice. 

I was thrilled to finally be a part of a NG event again. I used to really like NG meetups but they haven't been happening as often anymore. I hope to attend Pico Day again next year. I've been following new people on NG and twitter all week since I got back.

Some cool peeps I met for the first time or saw again: @zj, @afroninja, @ryan, @ejr, @jonas, @luis, @evark, @zachary, @tomfulp, @wadeful, @liljim, @mindchamber, @tim, @cosmicdeath, @ornery (and @turkeyonastick as a munny), @mike, @yurgenburgen, @grub-xer0, @VicariousE, @shikamarana, @sardonicsamurai, @jay, @krinkles, @emily-youcis, @kashi, (probably way more to come)