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So about a month ago, I hit up my boi @HenryEYES to see if he wanted to a live-action sketch. He had mentioned wanting to do something live-actiong for a while, and I wanted to get back into making more videos after a hiatus this past summer. He seemed keen to the idea, so I typed up something in twenty minutes, we rehearsed a bit in Discord and added bits that seemed funny, and thus "DO NOT OPEN" was born
It took about a month to get together, only because Henry is a klutz (luv u boo) and had to keep reshooting parts. But I shared what we had with some online friends, and everyone seemed to have a positive response.
That's when @ninjamuffin99 said he would only watch the whole video if it was on Newgrounds. He might've been kidding (probably not), but the idea seemed funny to me. A live-action video?...on Newgrounds??...THAT'S CRAZY!
But, historically speaking at least, there's always been live-action on Newgrounds. One of my all-time favorite creators on the site, @Knox, got his start by posting a couple of silly webcam videos to the site before his series Klay World took off.
And let's not forget that, up until 2016 (when it was taken down for copyright reasons), the single most popular video on the site was the original NUMA NUMA video by one Mr. @GMan250
So, if only to see what response it would trigger (and for the aforementioned ninjamuffin to watch it), I posted the video to Newgrounds.
And two hours later, I get a message from my designated driver Henry...
He wasn't kidding.
This actually caught me off-guard. I was completely ready for the possibility of the video getting blammed by users, but not manually removed off the site by the mods.
It isn't. And as far as I know, the sketch didn't have stolen material nor real pornography in it.
So I shot that guy Tom a message.
And not an hour later, I got back a response.
Since it's been republished, it's actually gotten a pretty good response! In fact, we were lucky enough to get the Underdog of the Week award!
But this whole incident made me realize how much some people are absolutely, vehemently opposed to live-action on the site, and I honestly do not understand why.
Personally, I would love to see live-action grow on this site. Though I understand Tom's reasoning of not wanting to blindly "open the floodgates", I think a live-action scene would help to grow this site even more, and a flowering and more active community would result.
So, if you are reading this article, and are genuinely distraught that I put up a video like DO NOT OPEN, please let me know your reasoning in the comments below. I'm curious to hear thoughts on either side of this "issue".
In the meantime, if you've got a little bit of Christmas left in you, you can listen to the newest episode of A Couple of Crickets HERE:
That should probably kill whatever Christmas you have left.