I made a Pico history video! Huge thank you to Tom for both answering questions I had about Pico, and for shouting this out in the latest Newgrounds update :)
I hope that I did it justice, and that it's obvious from these videos how much I care about Flash history, and Newgrounds in particular. The first few of these history mini-docs I made averaged ~10 minutes. Now they've ballooned up to 25 or 30. I want to be thorough and share as much as I can!
The episode before this was on Tankmen, so I imagine people who are experiencing FNF as a gateway to Newgrounds lore will appreciate that one as well. But there are now 14 episodes total! Excluding a few unlisted ones (Fancy Pants, Crush the Castle, Madness, Infectonator, Zombotron, SCGMD) that I am no longer happy with.
That was before I started emphasizing creator interviews, and going DEEP on series histories. So they all feel really incomplete to me now. My focus will be on updating those over the course of the year, as well as some new installments like the Clock Crew.
I have a length running list with literally 100s of creators, series, trends, and more that I want to discuss with this series. But feel free to pitch me some that you'd like to see covered in the future :)
I also made TWO Pico Day submissions!
The first was a silly "animation" that pays tribute to a trend that kicked off on Newgrounds 16 years ago. So I imagine that concept and tribute is lost on many. But I am still happy to have technically taken part. Even if it was rather belated.
And yet another way to highlight myself as becoming a bit of an old timer, @MSGhero and @CarpetBakery helped me dust of some old work I had laying around from 2011 (HOLY CRAP!!) and turn it into a fully functioning game, and love letter to Newgrounds!