Am... am I doing it right dad?
With a scalpel dulled on the jawbones of a dozen friends... to pull back the skin of a pinioned, kicking man... to see the steam rise from pulsing twisted guts! Joy, a chorus of angels!
Joined on 10/20/11
Posted by Saminat - October 22nd, 2020
So yeah, I married my best friend yesterday! Small ceremony, just got it done at the courthouse and we'll do a reception later but I'm so glad we finally tied the knot! I love @grumpyfart, and I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with her!
Also in other news, 9 years on Newgrounds officially since Tuesday :P
Posted by Saminat - October 7th, 2020
Hello everyone, I hope you all are off to a good October in spite of how the rest of the year is going. In case you haven't seen it yet, we're hosting the 13th Newgrounds Voice Acting contest! It's an amazing opportunity to show everyone what you have got: voice acting skills, editing, and writing, the whole shabang! There are some additional incentives to join, if participating for participations sake isn't enough for you, 1st 2nd and 3rd place split a prize pool of 260 dollars, and 1st through 10th place will make off with a sweet month of supporter status. See the link for all the details, we hope to see what you've got!
Also, the theme is spooky, so get creative!
Voice acting contest, win cool prizes
Posted by Saminat - May 9th, 2020
From me to you! Go check out the Picollage, a lot of cool people worked on it to bring you some magic!
Posted by Saminat - December 31st, 2019
2019, wowie what a year. 2019 has been one of the most difficult years of my life, but all around the most rewarding. I saw success with school, my career, and I grew as an actor. Its been a nonstop source of frustration that I don't express myself as much as I would desire here on Newgrounds or anywhere in general, but I figure it's best to reflect on the better parts!
Despite what I said, I did put out a few audio snippets this year. There were other radio productions I created, but the best one was this one here:
A good bit of campy goodness as a public service announcement (which I actually won best PSA for our station!)
I entered the voice acting contest here on NG, the 12th annual this time around. I entered with The Ballad of Sir Nermal, you can listen to it here:
It was good enough to win me second place in the tournament, and I was very pleased with my performance. It's crazy to think that I entered the contest with my very first audio submission 7 years ago, and comparing them is night and day, I've learned a lot!
I voiced in a couple animations this year too, the most recent being from the fantastic @Twisted4000 , a smash bros cartoon:
If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend, the script was charming, and the pacing was excellently done.
My proudest work was done for @SuperPhil64 , in his most recent No-Man cartoon:
It's been an amazing experience to be a part of this series, I'm super excited to see more from everyone involved!
As for art, shit dog, that's been lacking. Maybe next year? :P
I talked about it last year briefly, but I am the most proud of myself to say that I joined the Navy earlier this year. I studied my ass off, and interviewed with a four star admiral in Washington DC at Naval Reactors. I was scared out of my mind going through the gauntlet, but I made it into the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidacy program. Fuck yeah. From here on out, it's working out at the gym and doing well at school. It's been the most surreal thing. I've been talking about this stuff for the better part of this decade, and I can finally say "Yeah, I fucking did it." Truly cathartic.
Speaking of school, had a good year at that too! Took a shit tone of physics classes, got straight A's this entire year! Hard as fuck though. I traveled to Cambodia over the summer and taught Cambodian students physics, let alone I've been teaching american students all year in intro level courses. Not going to be teaching anything next year sadly, I was a dingus and didn't get my application in in time, so whoops!
So I'm glad for my 2019. I got a lot of stuff done, and I was the best Sam I could be. Still, there's room for improvement. I'm continuing my work at the radio station at school, and I'm going to do my damnedest to show more of my creative side here on Newgrounds. This place has been good to me all these years, I don't want it to change anytime soon :)
So to everyone, have a happy new year, and see you in the new decade!
P.S. Anyone going to Magfest? You could see me walking around, so hit me up if you're attending!
Posted by Saminat - August 22nd, 2018
Lot of shit happening my friends, lot of shit! School is starting up next week, and god I'm so anxious to get back and get productive again! It's going to be a tough semester, still, maybe not as tough as last one, but I'm looking forward to giving it my best shot. Two calculus and one physics courses aside from history and an honors, let's see how it goes!
Radio station is going strong, I've done some amazing shit this summer!!!! I'm going to mix down some of my best works this summer and compile them into a little demo for you all to listen to, I'm really proud and the station manager is gushing over it! This October I'm going along with several other members of the station to a conference in Seattle called CBI, where a bunch of college radio teams from all over the country are gathering to do workshops, showcase material, and generally have a good networking experience. I'm stoked to go, and I look forward to sharing about it when it comes up!
And now for something I'm really excited about. I've been eating very well and exercising this entire summer, and I've gotten to the point where I'm ready to submit my documents and get ready for the Navy. God, I've been working hard for this for the past five or six years, I shit you not, and it's finally starting to happen. Looking to head to MEPS in the next couple of weeks, and I'll give an update when that happens!
So now we come down to art, huh? My most neglected aspect of my life so far. I can't begin to tell you how much I want to get back into the art scene here on NG. Motivation and free time are a very fickle thing, but I'll make a commitment now. No matter how big or small it is, I'm going to try and make at least one thing to post here each week from now until the end of the year. I'm tired of not flexing my artistic muscles, you know?
Shit dog, lots of stuff is happening, a lot of stuff. If that wasn't enough, my girlfriend is moving in with me in two weeks, and I'm excited and I'm freaking out!!! I've felt really bad about my lack of presence here on NG, even though I come onto the site nearly every single day! I've come to realize, that just because I haven't been as active as I used to, doesn't mean that I'm any less valid as a creative, I've just been busy bettering myself in other areas of life that enriches me as a whole. I love this website so much, it's like a second home to me and so many others! Let's leave it at that for the moment, that's enough information to digest eh? I'll be checking back in much more frequently Newgrounds, keep an eye out for me!
Posted by Saminat - May 31st, 2018
I'm asking myself that a lot, it's been a strange time. I've never felt more frustrated and excited, nor stagnart or exhilirated before at the same time. Every time I feel like time slows to a crawl, it zips past you know? Anyways, enough waxing, how about an update on what I've been doing lately, to anyone interested in knowing about your boy Sam!
I haven't been posting much online, newgrounds or otherwise, for a dogs age, and it's all been thanks to school. I got back into it a few years ago, and I've been studying physics. I've finally gotten all of the "basic intro courses" out of the way, and I've also dipped my toes into more advanced classes as well (Stating that Calculus isn't already advanced....). To say that it's been absorbing my time, an understatement to go mach in your face and fuck you up. I've enjoyed every minute of it, I've never felt more vulnerable or more alive while exploring this hard as shit stuff. My only regret is that my online presence has really dwindled to next to nothing, but that's something I'm really hoping I can change here.
I'm always doing something in one form or another, and If you've been waiting on me to get back to you, please accept my most sincere apology, I don't mean to neglect. I've recently been promoted at the radio station at my college, I'm now assistant director of the production department. What that means, is that while my online content isn't going out much, my producing skills are getting better and better, constantly getting honed. I'll need to comb through some of my best works, see about compiling them together into a showcase and posting them here!
So that's roughly what I've been going through, sorry if I've left any of you guys hanging, or wondering where the hell I've gone. I really shouldn't make any promises, but I'd like to go into this summer and the next fall semester with a bit more creative juices flowing. Robot day is coming up again, THE REAL ROBOT DAY, and I should really get something done for it, so maybe an unofficial promise for you guys there?
Side note? I've built a fucking asshole buster of a blue black mill deck and woe to anyone that goes against me.
Physics is a bitch and I'm going to try to post more shit online coming up soon. Papa bless and peace out.
Posted by Saminat - December 10th, 2017
It's a bit later than normal, but better late than never! I wanted to make another picture for this year, but robot day fell right in the middle of finals at my university. Fortunately, I already made one this year! Go check it out, and enjoy all the gooey delicious roboty goodness that everyone else is putting up! <3<3<3