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Willie Corley @WillieCorley

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Posted by WillieCorley - April 17th, 2020


My advice to everyone frustrated by the health pandemic is to take care of your mental health. Currently I'm avoiding a bunch of websites I'm addicted to because they're badly impacting my emotions during this health pandemic. The constant conversations about this pandemic on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Discord have been driving me nuts. Scrolling through feeds on social media are a constant reminder of this horrible virus. Many people I know are impacted by this health pandemic far worse than me, so I'm just fortunate that I have what I currently have in life.


It's okay to be more sensitive than you want to be, especially during a horrible health pandemic. I tried being an emotional brick wall when I was younger, but after two major health collapses in my adulthood before I reached my late twenties, I'm way more sensitive about the state of my life than I used to be. I find it harder to deal with certain type of criticism now compared to five years ago, which isn't good, but at least I'm self-aware it's a problem that I need to fix.


We are all negatively impacted by this horrible virus and I feel compelled to rant about how it negatively impacted my plans for 2020. I still have plans for Newgrounds this year, but much of what I intended to do in 2020 will instead be done in 2021 due to the health pandemic negatively impacting my life. My plan at the beginning of last month (March 2020) was to get a local job so I could save up a bunch of money for creative pursuits, but now I can't do that without putting my health at risk. So with less income, it's going to be a lot longer before I can afford things like a printer, scanner, audio interface, instruments, microphones, and other supplies that would benefit my music, art, and graphic design.


I'm optimistic 2020 will still be a good year for me despite how horrible it started off, but this will be a very different year than many of us expected. I'll give occasional progress reports in the future when I have positive things to report about that have nothing to do with the health pandemic. Right now I'm focused on redesigning my bedroom so it functions more like an office than a standard bedroom. I got a roll-up bed just so I can save a ton of space for my future creative pursuits. I don't have a great track record on accomplishing my goals due to how badly my perfectionism killed a lot of projects in my twenties (example: my cancelled Rayman review), but that won't happen this decade. I have learned a ton from my failures. It's better to release something imperfect than to outright cancel projects.


Biggest obstacle I have to deal with is my 24/7 migraine. I have struggled with a 24/7 migraine for over 11 years. It's a lot better this year compared to 2016-2019, but I'm still suffering in chronic pain. I still have days where I do hardly anything besides suffer laying in bed, but at least I'm nowhere near as bedridden as I was in my late twenties. It just amazes me that when my health improved to where I feel like I'm capable of fixing my life, much of the country gets so sick I'm stuck indoors all the time.


I hope I can eventually create content for Newgrounds that is worth enjoying. My primary goal for Newgrounds this decade is to upload music, art, and animation. I bought a license to use Adobe's programs for a year so I have the software to accomplish my goals. I also brought a light table into my bedroom this month to make animating a lot easier. My dad initially got it 25 years ago back when he did photography for living, so it's nice that I'm able to repurpose it for my needs. Here's a few photos of my kitty Little Betty on my light table.


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Thank you to everyone who took the time to read all of this. I wish you all the very best in life.


-Willie Corley


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Posted by WillieCorley - December 6th, 2019


http://williecorley.com/


Newgrounds will be my primary social media platform for 2020, so a website url I bought this year of my name will redirect to http://williecorley.newgrounds.com/. Looking forward to improving as an artist and showcasing my improvement on this website.


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Posted by WillieCorley - December 4th, 2019


This site means a lot to me, so I'm glad I finally can help it as a subscriber. I want to make Newgrounds my primary social media outlet in 2020 because I am disgusted with the current state of mainstream social media. I'm confident this website will have a major revival in popularity next decade, though I hope they eventually loosen up policies to allow videos that aren't animation. A lot of people are looking for a website to upload their original content and Newgrounds would be a great place for all original video content by independent creators. If someone makes a terrible vlog, the community could just blam it when it's under judgement. Love you, Newgrounds.


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Posted by WillieCorley - November 9th, 2019


I've never uploaded content to this website and that really bothers me. I want to change that in 2020. Also not sure if I want to stick with W-A-C as my username here. I might change it next year, though I do like maintaining my recognizability.


Posted by WillieCorley - April 29th, 2017


I should've tried creating flash animations, make considerably more reviews, and play a larger part in the Newgrounds community. But I didn't out of laziness. Oh well...

On a different note, the massive amount of flashes that are unavailable to watch right now because of new strict policies regarding copyrighted music is super depressing. So much content I loved as a teenager are now unavailable for viewing. Also not too fond of the reduced customization for profiles. I liked organizing my favorites and I hate that I can't do that anymore. ;_; I also wish the NG staff never removed the option of viewing flashes in pop-up windows, especially since that used to be the only way to view flash movies on the site.


Posted by WillieCorley - August 17th, 2010


I just found out a flash game called Redhead Titfuck XXX Adult is the second highest rated flash on Newgrounds and is the only flash from '07 that's in the top 100. FYI, it released within two months after the release of Waterlollies and yet that Adam Philips flash is .09 smaller in score to that shitty redhead hentai game which has an excessive amount of tweens. To make matters even worse, number five in the portal is a hentai flash game involving Krystal the Fox from the Star Fox games. Newgrounds is fucking hopeless when it comes to their idiotic voters. ._.

Newgrounds voters have no fucking taste.


Posted by WillieCorley - February 22nd, 2008


I created a thread about Bush's approval rating on the politics board and got banned for it. Here's a replica of the topic:

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His approval rating was 34% last month with it continuously going up but I guess the economy problems caught up with him

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Was the topic really worth banning me over? How did the topic break any forums rules and how the heck was it a spam topic? No wonder everyone here complains about the quality of moderation. Some of the moderators here really suck.

This is why everyone bitches about the moderators.


Posted by WillieCorley - January 10th, 2008


Scores:
10 - About as good as it gets.
9 - Excellent.
8 - Great.
7 - Good.
6 - About average but not exactly "good".
5 - Average/mediocre/decent.
4 - Below average.
3 - Really really bad.
2 - Absolutely horrible.
1 - About as bad as it gets.
0 - Bottom of the barrel. I usually hand these out when something excels in barely any effort.

Graphics: Animation, art, and effects come into play when I review a flash's graphics.

Style: Just because something looks good doesn't mean it doesn't look generic. Style can really boost up a flash's overall score when a flash doesn't look that great.

Sound: My score for sound varies. I have a very picky taste in music so I can be rather harsh when I'm scoring sound. If the music in a flash is custom made for the specific flash I'm reviewing, I'm usually a lot more generous when I score sound. When the voice acting in a flash is very good, that usually boosts up the score I give in the sound department. When the voice acting in a flash is really bad or when a flash lacks necessary voice acting, it tends to hurt the score. When the sound effects are solid, it often helps the score. It should be noted that my score for sound sometimes doesn't effect a flash movie's overall score by much.

Writing: The score I give towards writing can be very important to a flash's overall score. If a flash is well scripted (or well structured) or has a solid story, the score I give for writing can often help a flash's overall score by a lot. I sometimes hand "N/A"s out when I can't really score the writing aspect of a flash very well. If I hand out an N/A, the review will explain the reason why. FYI, "N/A"s don't effect a flash's overall score.

Entertainment Value: This is a very important rating. If your flash does a lot of things right but is an absolute bore, the score I give for entertainment value can be devastating to a flash's overall score.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. Also, please ignore my one audio review. I had no taste in music when I wrote that review. I'd also like to mention that in the past, I lost a few reviews thanks to flash deletions.