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Posted by The-Great-One - October 17th, 2020


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My work week was filled with doubles. Thankfully though I have had the past three days off including today and I have tomorrow off. Been needing that to catch up on Newgrounds related stuff. This week's tribune is going to be even bigger than last week's, that's not because it is a special edition, which it is, but because there was just so much going on the site. I have also learned that I am moving a bit too quickly on the site and have missed a number of things here and there and made a bit of an ass of myself in the process. I have made my apologies though.



The Weekly Review with TGO #3

There Will Be News




I. Deli Stories

I am still weighing on whether or not to make a thread in the Writing Forum detailing my stories at my day job. I've been working that job for over seven years now. I've heard and seen some messed up stuff. Mostly from employees though oddly enough. I have been thinking of aliases to use to cover up people's identities. Will keep you updated if I decide to pull the trigger on this idea or not.




II. The Interviewer

Brand new interview went up. The Winners of the Art-Inspired Music Contest and the Music Inspired Art Contest, @littlbox and @Karlestonchew went up this week. You can read the two part interview here if you missed it. I also have next week's interview posted on my Patreon. It is available under all tiers. This is a once in a lifetime thing though. Future interviews posted ahead of time will only be for the Supporter Tier and higher! Don't despair though, these interviews will be posted to The Interviewer eventually.


The Lost Episodes will now be posted on The Interviewer with post commentary. Expect these every Tuesday. There are not many of them so it won't take too long to get through them.




III. The Underground

The Underground was a project I did a long time ago on the Video Games Forum. It was where I shared my thoughts on video games. It is making its return on my Dohn page. I will be making a return Friday - Oct 23. It will be Articles on the video game community, Then & Now, and Top 10s. Starting with my Top 20 Favorite Video Games. If you like video games then follow my Dohn page to stay up to date.




IV. Developer Spotlight

The old interviews from the Newgrounds Mag have been recovered. The first one is up on the Archive page. It was an Interview with Tom Fulp done back in 2001. Even back then Tom was thinking about a Video Portal and a Supporter System. These interviews will be posted once every Monday.




V. Newgrounds Library

On the Archive page I will be working on a library of helpful resources for the Newgrounds Community. It will also include stories told over the years on Newgrounds. The first addition will be a Writing Center to help aspiring writers here on Newgrounds.




VI. Patreon

I am thankful to have two new patrons this week. Thank you to @willKMR and @GoodL for supporting my work. It truly means a lot to me. I will be posting behind the scenes information on there. If you like what I do then please consider supporting me through my Patreon. If you can't, then put your money towards Newgrounds. Without Newgrounds my Patreon would be worthless. I am looking to post exclusive content in the Supporter Party Forum for Supporters of Newgrounds.


The first one being an exclusive interview with a prominent Newgrounds member. This interview will be available to Supporter Tiers and higher on my Patreon and available only to Newgrounds Supporters. It will be posted to The Interviewer eventually. To read it first though, consider supporting Dohn's Desk Productions or Newgrounds or both if you can.




That's enough plugging for now. Thank you all to those who support my endeavors. I never thought in a million years I would ever get paid to write. It is incredible. It wouldn't matter if I was or wasn't getting paid though, because I enjoy doing this and I enjoy those who like to read my works. I may not be doing creative writing anymore. I have though found my talents in journalism are quite good. I wished I had figured that out earlier. That's what happens when you follow your passion instead of what you're good at though. Thank you again.


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Posted by The-Great-One - October 10th, 2020


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It has been one hell of a week for me. Work has been exhausting with a couple of lazy employees finally being let go. I'm thinking of writing my stories about working at this deli for the past seven years, not sure how many people would want to read that though. There was a lot happening on Newgrounds at the same time, The Tank Tribune is going to be huge. There are some new interviews, some stuff I've found interesting on Newgrounds, and just overall work.



The Weekly Review with TGO #2

Everything Happened At Once




I. The Day Job


I've been working at a deli for seven years now, being a manager for four of those years. It was thanks to this job that I was able to move out of my parents house and into a place of my own. To finally have a proper office. To have the mental capabilities and space I needed. I was able to recover myself properly and really get into my work again. I have thought about sharing all of my favorite stories about working here. I'm not sure how many people would want to read it though. Let me know if you're interested in what I do outside of Newgrounds.




II. The Interviewer & Archive


The Interviewer has a brand new interview up. Interview with Jabun. It is my largest interview to date being three parts long, so don't jump into it unless you're ready for a long read. Thanks to the Wayback Machine I was able to obtain the old interviews done on the NG Mag called Developer Spotlight. The interviews that inspired The Interviewer. I will be posting these onto the Archive page every Monday in the chronological order they were posted. I was also able to obtain the Lost Episodes of The Interviewer from 2007. Those will be posted to The Interviewer every Tuesday with post-commentary. There aren't too many of them and they are all cringe with the exception of one.


I will also have an upcoming interview on my Patreon for those in the Supporter tier to read before it is posted on The Interviewer. That will be up on Thursday.




III. The Newgrounds Podcast


This is an appreciation post for @GoodL and @TheNewgroundsPodcast. It has become one of my go-to podcasts for when I'm writing. They're podcast ranges from laid back and chill to hilarious and out of control. Sometimes even a mixture of both like with the episode Too Many Hosts.



They recently interviewed @SevenSeize4President and I was featured on the podcast alongside The Interviewer and The Tank Tribune. The kind words given to myself and my works by her and host @Xinxinix were incredible.



If you're not listening to The Newgrounds Podcast then you should follow them now. Especially if you love Newgrounds. One of your favorite artists or members may show up on the podcast.




IV. Dohn's Desk & Somber Pensive


There is a new interview out on my Dohn page as part of Somber Pensive. It is a section where I interview just Newgrounds Members about their lives and times on Newgrounds. It is also where I have conversations with other members. Those are typically on one to two topics and keeps going until we run out of things to talk about.


The latest interview is with @Lizzardis. You can read it here.


There will be other articles and stories posted to the Dohn page. Be sure to hit the follow button so you can be up to date on those.




V. Patreon


I will be posting exclusive content to my Patreon. These include my tasks lists for the current week, interviews ahead of time, and behind-the-scenes information on upcoming interviews. I'm looking to post Patreon information every Thursday, with the first part being available for those within the Supporter tier and higher. There will be exclusive content for the Producer tier going forward including Interviews weeks ahead of time. Follow me on Patreon and Support Newgrounds. Thanks to @ninjamuffin99 for becoming my latest Supporter.




It has been a hellacious week and sadly it is slowly creeping into next week. I wasn't able to complete all the tasks on my Task List and they're going to have to be lumped into next week. I will be having a few days off from my day job so I can play catch up. How have all of you been?


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Posted by The-Great-One - October 4th, 2020


I have my writings back on track here on Newgrounds. If you're a fan of my work The Interviewer, The Tank Tribune, and Dohn's Desk then I ask that you donate to my Patreon. You will get a preview of my the projects I'm working on that week with my Weekly Task List at just the lowest tier. Higher tiers will give you access to Sneak Previews. There will also be Exclusive Content for the highest tier.


Here's a preview of my Weekly Task List. Some of it is blacked out. If you want to see the rest then hop on over to my Patreon. Thank you to @BenTibbetts, @SevenSeize4President, and @Xinxinix for being Patrons!


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Posted by The-Great-One - October 3rd, 2020


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Hello everybody! For some reason people seem to want to follow my own profile even though my projects are on other profiles. I guess you're here for all of the latest from me, so why not update you with a little show of my own. Since there is interest. I am inspired by David Allen's book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Every Saturday I spend that day getting everything caught up. Checking over my lists and seeing what I have to do. I'll go more into detail on that below.



The Weekly Review with TGO #1

Getting Things Done




I. Organization and Tasks


I've been a bit lax on getting my projects done. I can have everything neat and organized for sure, but getting things done I've struggled with. Mainly because I don't know what to do on any given day. I finally have a Tasks folder set up so now I just have one sheet of paper with any material I may need on hand for those Tasks and a Support folder as well. These Tasks have to be completed before the end of the week. If you're following me on Patreon I will be posting my Tasks list for that week so you can see what I have coming up. I'm still doing some work on my Patreon though.




II. The Interviewer


This is one of many projects I have fallen behind though. I am playing catch up though. You can expect each new interview out every Wednesday going forward. I'm still working on that retrospective for The Interviewer as well. I have also been formatting past interviews and adding new interviews to The Interview Codex. The Index Page will be moving to The Interviewer soon. Don't despair, the original page will simply detail what The Interviewer is and there will be a link to the Index Page's new home. I also have a Guest Index so you can see all who has been interviewed. As of this news post there have been 187 Newgrounds Members interviewed. You can expect the Codex and past interviews formatted every Friday.


Interviews 1-60 have been formatted for the new layout with new spacers. Any broken links or videos have either been removed due to deletion or replaced with the new video embedding feature. I plan on adding the theme song to where you can just click the button on it instead of going to a separate page. Which by the way, give @sorohanro some love while you're at it. He has graciously allowed me to use his music for years now.





III. The Tank Tribune


I am glad that all of you are enjoying The Tank Tribune. It was a project that I've been working on in secret for quite sometime now. I've noticed that Tom's news posts on the forums have a chance to highlight other creators on the site more. Hopefully that was due to my paper reporting more on the news. It is a project that I work on each and every week. If you have a news story then please send it my way, I'll make sure to credit you as the source.


Each issue has a tagline at the top. If you want your own tagline seen then submit one to the The Tank Tribune Tagline Thread. As long as it isn't crazy long I'll put it on the paper. I have some of my own taglines, but I'm running out of user submitted ones.


If you're a poet and a fan of haiku, then submit yours to the A Haiku a Day thread. The Tank Tribune features a haiku each Sunday. The Tribune also has the Newgrounds Kitchen where recipes are shared to the Newgrounds public. You can post yours in the NG Club for Cooks, Bakers & Eaters Club and it might be featured.




IV. Halloween 2020 Writing Contest


I have been selected as a judge in this year's Halloween Writing Contest! My fellow judges are contest host @SevenSeize4President and previous winner of Halloween Writing Contest and all around beast of a writer @Dranj. I will be reading the first couple of entries next week. I've devised a rubric for my judging that I will be going by until or unless the host supplies one. I've never judged a contest here on Newgrounds so this should be exciting!




V. Microphone


I've been invited to be part of podcasts here on Newgrounds and I've had to turn them down each time because, alas, I am without a microphone. It is something I plan to invest in soon. I'm pretty sure I know what I want already after looking at the Voice Recording Resources on the NG Wiki. Any advice is greatly appreciated though.




VI. 24 Hours on Newgrounds


Last month I spent 24 hours straight on Newgrounds to celebrate signing up on the site 14 years ago. The only breaks I took were to eat and rest while listening to music. It was not as easy as I was expecting. I open this challenge to other Newgrounds Members. If they want to take it they can, if not, then that's alright. I open this challenge to all of Newgrounds!




VII. Dohn's Desk


I finally have enough content for this section of Newgrounds that I've put off for far too long. There will be interviews and conversations with other Newgrounds members through Somber Pensive. Dohn's Desk will make its return with an interview with @Lizzardis. There will also be a return of The Underground. It used to be threads I made on the Video Games Forum. Now I'm moving it to news posts. It will also be just a place to say whatever is on my mind at the time. I also plan on rewriting the Introduction.


It is also the namesake of my Patreon which everything will fall under, as you've probably seen on the latest interviews and each issue of The Tank Tribune.



That's about all I have been up to lately. What's been new with all of you?


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Posted by The-Great-One - September 22nd, 2020


HAPPY MADNESS DAY EVERYONE!


Time to celebrate a lot of carnage and fun times with the Madness Series! I have posted a special edition of The Tank Tribune this morning so you can check that out!


I have also interviewed Krinkels twice in the past. He was one of my first interviews with Madness Day only two years old at the time. I got to welcome him back to The Interviewer to cover more ground with his series and what he has been working on.


Interview with Krinkels

Interview with Krinkels #2


On the Archive page I'm working on, I have compiled a playlist of the Madness Day series in canonical chronological order.


I also made a thread where you can make and share your own Madness Character Creations!


Hope you all have a Happy Madness Day!


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Posted by The-Great-One - August 24th, 2020


The Tank Tribune will have an Evening Edition coming out this Saturday! Plus I'll be having a weekly schedule of content coming out starting next week! I've been working on a lot of projects lately and still have a backlog.


SUNDAYS - The Tank Tribune

WEDNESDAY - The Interviewer

FRIDAY - Dohn's Desk


Friday is the only one that is a bit vague right now until I can better position something for it.


September 2nd is approaching. My Newgrounds Birthday as it were (we should call them a person's Tank Day honestly so we can say Happy Tank Day).


To celebrate, starting at 12:00 AM EST I will be spending 24 Hours on Newgrounds. I'll be here, reading your comments, watching your movies, answering questions, and working on Newgrounds stuff as well. My PM box will be open!


I'll also be answering any and ALL questions in my AMA thread and will be doing a face reveal.


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After the 24 hours are up, I will probably still be on Newgrounds a little more afterwards, so it may go pass 24 hours. You could get technical, but whatareyouafuckingnerd? #ILoveYou!

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Posted by The-Great-One - August 15th, 2020


HAPPY CLOCK DAY EVERYBODY!


I hope you're enjoying it. Unfortunately I have work later on this morning and I work all day so I won't be a part of the fun today. There is a brand new interview up on @TheInterviewer with StrawberryClock! Also @TheTankTribune is a celebration of Clock Day!


Have fun everybody! If you see something funny in the Portal on this day then please leave it in a comment below so I can see it after work!


Have a great Clock Day and remember to VOTE 5!


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Posted by The-Great-One - June 21st, 2020


The newest issue of The Tank Tribune is up! NO. 002 - Dad's Sunday Paper. Happy Father's Day to all the father's of Newgrounds out there!


The latest interview with rtil is up now to read! I've also launched a Patreon! I have some tiers up now, but I'm still a bit new to this, so I am open to suggestions and tips!


That's about it on this end. If you liked my posts in the Video Games Forum, you're gonna like what I have in store for Friday! A return to an old project of mine if you will.


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Posted by The-Great-One - June 6th, 2020


Nice to see all of you again. Expect these updates once a week every Saturday. I've got a lot in store for those who are fans of my work and fans of Newgrounds in general. No new interview again this week. I've been working on a lot of stuff for all of you so I hope you can forgive me. I'm also in the process of setting up a Patreon and finally pushing through and completely reformatting The Interviewer.


I'm also looking to invest in a microphone and a camcorder. I've got my microphone picked out, I just need some advice on a camcorder so suggestions are welcome.


Also my best friend flew in from Texas for his sister's wedding and he's gonna be spending some time with me.


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