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David Dushey @DarkShadow8181

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A new start. A new name

Posted by DarkShadow8181 - January 18th, 2011

Since the beginning of this year, I've been reorganizing myself. I need to be productive. The past few years I have not been animating or even drawing as much as I would have liked to. I couldn't keep the promise I made to myself to be active and productive. It got to the point where I couldn't even bring myself to animate when others asked me to for collabs. So I apologize to those people, who I've let down. Especially those who I've let down on several small occasions (Hi Luis. Sorry.)

This whole year, to me, is about starting new. Starting on the right foot. Making a name for myself. Being where I want to be. In the past, Newgrounds has been amazing to me. I even got my first tablet from here. I was even lucky enough to be able to join, a now dead group of animators. The RWD. For someone who wasn't known very well in the Newgrounds community, I was given an amazing start. Now, I'm going to give back what Newgrounds has given to me. Awesomeness.

As a start, I'm moving away from this old Darkshadow8181 name. I plan to upload all my new cartoons under the name Fungasm ( http://fungasm.newgrounds.com/ ), to match my Deviantart name. I also plan to cross-post all my animation onto a new youtube account I have made, FungasmTube. ( http://www.youtube.com/fungasmtube ).

I really want to be active on Newgrounds again. I look back and see all the awesome collabs and flashes that inspired me when I just started out, and I regret not being more active in the community sooner. Newgrounds is an amazing place, and I want to help make it even better. The same way it made me even better, by giving me inspiration to even start animating in the first place.

tl;dr: I'm starting new and moving to the name Fungasm. All my old cartoons will stay on this Darkshadow8181 account. All new ones will be on the new Fungasm one.

Much love.

also, here's a small facial expression loop for your amusement.

A new start. A new name


You can change your name by messaging Tom.

Remeber to smack yourself whenever you begin to feel lazy...

It always works for me.

Can't wait to see some new toons from ya dude

No Emolad? :c

rewriting the crap out of it! Soon! <: !!!

that facial expression sums up how i felt when you let me down.

Anywho, looking forward to fungusman

Cheers, Lu.

You are about to take it up a notch? HOLY SHIT THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD!! 8D
I remember first noticing you with your Sing Your Sinners in 2008 which was and is amazing! This post seems a regretful, but on the strength of that piece alone I think you should be very proud of what you have achieved and not feel like you're playing catch up. :)

I do regret not animating as much as I could have. Although, I DO plan to make many more awesome cartoons. I even plan to make, hopefully, a virtual successor to Sing You Sinners. <:

oh, nice facial expressions! Have you ever seen the book by Gary Faigin on facial expression? It's fantastic, it goes through the bone and muscle groups which control our face, my drawings of faces have improved a lot since studying it.

No, I haven't. I'll be sure to check it out though!

I'm really not too fond of the name fungasm but I love your work.

row row row your boat
gently down the stream
merrily merrily merrily
life is but a dream

hey man want to teach me how to do adamations

You're a true animator, keep it up man. Love your range of cartoon artwork.