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Posted by MOPH - July 26th, 2019


So as a lot of you know not that long ago my apartment and most of my personal belongings went up in the fire.


Oreo and Cheeseburger (Cats): My cat Oreo was hurt badly in the fire and has undergone a rigorous recovery process from smoke inhalation, heat exhaustion, heat-induced stroke and oxygen deprivation resulting in nervous damage alongside the stroke. One of her back legs can't fully extend and her head shakes a bit- causing her balance to be a bit lesser than 100% Cheeseburger managed to hide under a hose-soaked pile of laundry to avoid smoke inhalation and heat stroke, emerging from the burning apartment a day later virtually untouched save a bit of soot on her fur.


Oreo as of right now is recovering well and is being closely nursed and supervised by me thanks to people from NG, Twitter, FB and more pulling in to save my ass.


A link to see Oreo: https://twitter.com/DiggaComic/status/1154939641444937728


Guinea Pigs and Hedgehog: In the initial flame I ran in and out of the building grabbing these cages and running down (and up) three flights of stairs. All of them got out safe way before the fire could take effect on them, resulting in my exposure to smoke inhalation. The hedgehog has gone home to Connecticut to her original owner, two of the guinea pigs were being babysat and made it back to my Aunt and Uncle where they belong, my guinea pig Porkchop resides next to where I'm sitting now in top condition.


My Mother: Luckily she was in New York City at the time of this fire, but she and her husband have been wracked with grief and anxiety over not being able to go to my side at the time.


My Belongings: My PC is gone and done. It was an AMD Radeon 7800, i5 Quad-core processor msi motherboard with 1TB HDD and a 32'' monitor. My cloudcore headset is dead, my xbox one controller is dead, my Intuos Pro Medium has heatspots and thus is virtually unusable for anything but shitty joke drawings with sudden pressure loss. My Blue Snoball made it through the fire, soot, water and heat virtually untouched. My Pathfinder books are virtually untouched save a bit of top-page soak but barely touched due to tight, glossy page grouping. My Monster Hunter edition Nintendo 3DS with all Phoenix Wright, Castlevania, Kirby and various independent titled cartridges have died due to the water damage, my amiibos, warhammer minis and dark souls statues have melted. Less than a third of my clothing survived, my bed is considered too full of lethal material to salvage, my towels and other bathroom cloth-materials are long gone, my hygiene materials are gone and my dress clothing/shoes have also been lost to the fire. Many gifts given to me by family and friends (jewelry, stuffed animals, VHS, trinkets of various kinds) are gone. Pictures of my deceased grandparents and great grandparents were lost, my grandmother's ashes and urn were lost to the fire as well. My rare ps1 game collection and xbox 360 games are gone. My PS Vita and games are also gone. My legal documents are lost to the fire as well and need to be replaced (passport, birth certificate, etc).


What's Been Replaced: Thanks to some saved up money and help to others I've ordered and obtained a replacement PC and am currently awaiting a new tablet so I can get straight to work to bulldoze my existing work and hammer down on commissions to rebuild my life. I have medicine and food/toiletries for my animals, I prioritized these things first because if I have the tools to earn money I can have a guaranteed avenue of financial recovery of the rest of these things that I need.


Where Am I Now?: I'm currently housed up in my mother's ex's home. He's been like a father figure to me all my life and introduced me to things like Halo, PC-gaming, Final Fantasy and more. He's a huge influence on my person and we're hiding away in an internet-supported corner of the Catskill Mountains.


Physical Condition: My lungs suffered due to repeat trips in and out of the burning apartment and were damaged. They will heal, but they require an inhaler and some once a day two-pill respiratory steroids. My balance will be a bit off until that clears up.


Mental Condition: I haven't slept a day without interruption since the day of the fire. I have nightmares constantly about the fire and how my baby girls almost died in the flame. Small sounds wake me up, getting near a stove or heater makes my heart race. My doctor's told me I need to see a therapist for trauma, which I still need to set up. Depression has admittedly consumed me but I try not to wear it on the sleeve because nobody needs an unbearable person in an unbearable situation. Being a sad, salty shit about it is a poor attitude to have despite everyone telling me it's alright considering the circumstances- but I can't really adopt the perspective. It's hard, I haven't cried consistently in years. The thought of my cats dying without the one person who raised and protected them being there while they suffer a painful death haunts me. To know my mistakes endangered other families and children have left a deep impact on my person. It's a really heavy topic that I'm not normally comfortable addressing but anything less than blunt feels wrong on this platform. NG has enforced a very 'keep it real' mentality in my communication.


I don't know how long it'll take me to be okay, but I'm trying my hardest to get there without dragging my feet. Thanks to a lot of people such as Redminus, Dreamin, Flork, Qwerty and a lot of the art community they've made sure to keep my landing from being as brutal and swift as it could've been. It's a sobering feeling seeing so many people pick you back up and shove you back into action when you need it most. Without these people I feel like I'd be way deeper in the hole and in a longer period of recovery. I've dealt with trauma as someone who has been shot, stabbed, abused etc but this fire is the one thing in my life that really dealt a blow I've never really felt or dealt with in terms of magnitude.


The Plan: Work and gather money to fix my life, maybe try to find a way to move near people I know in PA or Connecticut.


If you want to get in contact with me feel free to message me and DM me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiggaComic (My social account).


Thank you for reading and hearing me out, NG.


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Posted by MOPH - July 17th, 2019


SHE CAN WALK AGAIN! IM GONNA GO GET HER TOMORROW!!


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Posted by MOPH - July 13th, 2019


Just as the title says- my apartment burned down. My work equipment, my clothes, all my belongings save a handful of things. I ran inside the burning apartment several times to save my pets- to which I could only save the ones in cages in time. My two cats- Oreo and Cheeseburger respectively have been both found. One hid and has been successfully recovered, the other was found and resuscitated. She now resides in intensive care suffering the symptoms of smoke inhalation, ataxia and hind leg weakness. She's my baby girl and I let her down really bad- and it eats at my heart to see her in pain. I held her in my arms shortly after being revitalized, I couldn't stop crying as people balked at me nonstop. In that moment all I had was her and the burning in my eyes from all the smoke stuck to her.


To prove my story you can read the following:


https://www.allotsego.com/firefighters-resuscitate-cat-after-oneonta-apartment-fire/?fbclid=IwAR2T19eRhhxdkiQA7uSIPoma7ON2RexnUV3QfDfwJ7YxccvGM2YluEmjYsU


Something my mother's friend started:


https://www.gofundme.com/f/czncpv-apartment-fire?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0zOQaJMBsI8UYzQjKmwkkONryFOlvd6i16fP23R1yApmHaWY_uz4HPO8Y


This GOFUNDME was not started by me and if you don't trust gofundme I understand. Don't donate to it- I tried to talk my mother's friend out of it completely. I have paypal, ko-fi and other things.


An IMGUR album of the damage to my home, but couldn't take pictures everywhere due to structural integrity being compromised by fire, smoke and water damage. My life restarts from here and while I have a place to stay temporarily, I have no home to go to after that time is up. I also have no way to recoup money with my computer, drawing tablet and streaming equipment all destroyed in the process.


https://imgur.com/a/4ZmjnGP


I'm not asking for help so much as I'm leaving this here to keep loved ones and good friends in the loop. If you want to reach out to me for any reason feel free to comment or message me personally.


Love you, NG Crew.


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Posted by MOPH - February 19th, 2018


This is gonna be a long one kids so "BUCKLE YA PANTS!"

As a young lad I played video games. A lot, I mean a metric fuckton of them. At some point the door to PC gaming opened up to me via one of my mother's previous suitors. He showed me two games, Diablo 2 and Everquest. I sunk god knows how many hours into these games. Eventually I was more in tune with the communities and had a better grasp of reading and writing than others my age as video games made this a necessity. A lot of people spoke about a few websites such as Newgrounds, Madblast.com, Ebaumsworld, Kontraband, Camp Chaos, Miniclip and a few other distinct names.

I warmed up to the internet via Madblast which by today's standards would be the epitome of cesspit humor. E-Cards, baby jokes, fart jokes, tame race humor- ya get the picture. I approached ebaumsworld and saw a little loop of pico gatting his gun. I can't find the loop to this day as it's probably lost to the ether, but I saw the logo. I came to NG and experienced it all. Adam Phillips, Legendary Frog, Johnny Utah, Stamper, Lemon Demon, Redminus, El Cid, Jazza, Auracore, Weebl, Wonchop, Kirbopher, Oney, PsychicPebbles, ZONE, Ricepirate, Harry Partridge, Egoraptor, Mindchamber, TheSwain, Tomamoto, Osuka, Zeurel and god knows how many others. I was embibed in this place and it's animations.

I fell in love with the works of JohnnyUtah first, Adam Phillips then Redminus in particular. I didn't understand until way later why Jeff's animations were so appealing to me, so let me break it down to show you how much these three have impacted me.

Starting with JohnnyUtah. His art produced the same kind of feeling the designs of Small Soliders' Commandos did. Big, blocky dudes with cool goggles and weapons. Tanks, armaments, foul mouthery, cracks, dismal locations- it was all the stuff I found appealing as a kid. As time went on I grasped and appreciated how immature the humor could be and why Jeff is known to laugh at ridiculous things he himself says. The sharp wit and deliverance of humor you find in his work can both sting and surprise you. Some of his more lengthy dialogue exchanges (which is a common theme in his work) was enough to reel me in when as a young man would send me to the hills in any other case. It's like watching a man battle himself to get the last word in. I could feel the puppetry between characters at work as all the voices were him, hearing how amused he was with how silly it sounded to top himself repeatedly in insult exchanges. He has a seemingly gruff disposition with a very traditional background- giving him a very solid foundation in how he views and interacts with the world around him. Many see Jeff as mean and grumpy, and while he is a cynic I can see he doesn't mean to come off as such. This is what makes me appreciate his bouts of childish humor more because I feel as if he himself knows his sometimes rigid sense of humor can be blown away in the presence of one stupid joke. He knows how and when to be serious, he knows when being childish is funny despite the timing and he's not afraid to tug the offensive strings in his work. This was a big milestone in my approach to humor as time went on, as learning about him through NG, SleepyCast and personal conversation has taught me even the big guy needs to be a kid sometimes.

To cement the amount of time I've sunk into viewing animation, Jeff revealed his participation in CampChaos material featuring Arnie and Sylvester sleepover gags. At the time I had no idea and somewhat recently it dawned on me after this discussion that I've watched him longer than anyone else I've devoted time to. If nobody knows the dominant animator of CampChaos, look up 'Napster Bad'.

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Adam Phillips- now this was a man I saw as some sort of mystical being. Upon watching Brackenwood's first entry I could feel something more was coming. Release after release the world of Brackenwood began to live and breathe much like Lord of the Rings did. I could feel things moving and happening without needing it to be on screen. The ecosystem, the color choices, the labor put into the amazing liquid effects all stimulated my young mind so severely I would watch these videos every other day. As one born into celtic culture this man's work resonated with me stronger than most due to my familiarity with some of the material. Seeing Bitey interact with everything in such cruel, fast ways reminded me of material such as DBZ- but more tame in cause and effect scenarios. Words were few and imagery was all I had to put together a story. I never saw this kind of thing before and I don't count the animations I saw in the rubberhose era of animation because they felt shallow by comparison. Brackenwood is very close to my heart and always will be. As I grew older and participated in more forum discussion and artist following on social media I finally saw the mysterious man. Much to my surprise he's a spritely man who I could only describe to be some mischievous imp. He oozes creativity, swearwords and humor. His personality is very powerful and pronounced in both his person and work- but he was nothing like how I imagined. To reinforce the fact, I was under the impression he'd be some lofty writer with a very 'healing crystal gypsy' attitude. Thankfully, he's not this brand of hippy eccentric and exceeded my wildest guesses.

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Redminus, never have I before seen such a weird blend of eastern and western elements in animation. Wilhelm Park came by and something resonated with me. The insinuated porn didn't draw me in so much as the exaggerated outcome. As time went on I liked the dumb humor and the vibrant colors. Something about how stiff and calm characters were who were then suddenly thrusted into bombastic scenarios stood out. He reached for every inch of ridiculous he could without straying into the 'lol xD' territory too deep if never at all. I was a fan of how pretty the ladies in his work could be without the need to be crude (and I'm a hentai viewer so no prudence to be found here). The biggest draw however is the fact he never addressed the same topics. Watching people misinterpret his messages and gags were the best parts of his comment sections. There was no means of predicting the next thing whether it was cute, stupid or horrifying. This felt incredibly fresh and out of the blue at any time his animations emerged. Later on I crawled out of the woodwork and spoke to him myself via Twitter and Twitch (the same goes for Jeff and Adam) and became great friends with him. Every hour we speak and shitpost is interesting or otherwise enriching.

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Now I need to stop here and talk about Stamper- who to me is the Newgrounds equivalent to Jim Carrey. While Stamper's animations felt scarce his voice was definitely everywhere. I fell in love with his humor and voice as many do- but it's been with me for years and remains iconic. Much like Redminus he's given me the time of day to pick at his brain via twitch and twitter. The man has a madness to him that is beyond fascinating. He can draw, animate, code, produce music, write, voice act, sing and god knows what else. He's like a maze with new turns every time you jump back in and I love him for it. Everything about him exudes an element of genuinity and unpredictabiltiy. He's a great man and I can't think of another voice who has so firmly buried itself into my mind that I've developed a passable impression of him. I really miss his content and participation in group projects because he delivers fascination like no other.

 

With that out of the way let me make this short and say I've completed Castle Crashers and Battleblock to their fullest extent (excluding community levels). My Pink, Green and Purple knights are all maxed out and many an aneurysm inducing hour have I sunk into getting every god damn gem in BBT. Alien Hominid is something I must revisit but I don't hate myself enough yet to do it.

NG has made a fascinating and godly impact on me and the internet as a whole. I want it to come out of obscurity again and back into the top search results. I want it in the minds of artists who want a place to post safely and freely. NG has supported me and I've supported it- I've only chosen recently to become far more vocal about my relationship to this place. This place has diversified my interests, art style experiments and humor range. It has shaped a great deal of my person.

Readers might wonder "this is about some people, not the website" but you're wrong. This website IS the people, the people in the site made the site what it is.

I love Newgrounds and so should all of you.

Mostly because I said so, fuck you.


Posted by MOPH - November 22nd, 2017


https://twitter.com/Newgrounds/status/933372520052424705

The Tankaganda shirt I helped design is now available with a Black Friday discount code on Sharkrobot! Go show NG some love and nab up the shirt!


Posted by MOPH - September 30th, 2017


I appreciate the frontpage for my tankaganda shirt mockup!

I've been on NG for years and even less as a member with an identity. I never saw myself getting notoriety here but the confidence boost is sky high. Thank you Tom and Jeff for the notice and inspiration.

Tankmen will always be my favorite part of this website.


Posted by MOPH - April 30th, 2017


Thank you NG, thank you @TomFulp!


Posted by MOPH - December 12th, 2015


Hello everyone!

I hope to make myself comfortable here, as I've finally decided to make a content account as well as support the website.

I pretty much just draw, write and play games as my hobbies. I've been around for years and love the website and it's artists.

Stamper, JohnnyUtah, Ego, Spaz, RedMinus, HappyHarry, RubberRoss, Sun Creature, Adam Phillips, Rice Pirate, Speedo, PsychicPebbles, Kirbopher, OneyNG  and god knows how many names- love all you guys and your work.

Shout out to all the good voice actors out there too, you all make modern artistic pursuits feel like a more comfortable experience.

As for what I draw? I draw pretty much whatever, mostly medieval stuff and concept work. There's not much to me other than my humor- which is poor in taste. I'm easy to talk to and get along with provided you don't mind a crass personality.