This was my first year that I've submitted any video for a tournament on Newgrounds. In short, I was very surprised to see how many people liked my video and I've appreciated every review, whether it be negative or positive. The fact that I got the highest NG score in the open round and got 6th place from the judges really overwhelmed me. It gave me plenty of motivation to continue making a video for the next round but unfortunately, I just didn't have the time that I thought I did. I don't wanna go around making a list of excuses but I'll just say that a lot of unexpected things popped up which I had to prioritise. Lets just leave it at that- I didn't have the time.
As for the video I was making, I have had everything written and planned out. It was just barely over a minute in length since I knew that a lot of animation was going to be in it. I didn't aim to make it funny or emotional, just straight up bad ass with lots of sky- mech fights and all that. Cliche? Maybe, but I don't see a lot of it on Newgrounds. The theme of "How I Survived" really opened an opportunity for some really cool ideas and was pretty hard to settle with one. Anyway, sadly it was not completed and there's no way I'm going to submit it in the stage it is currently in. Maybe someday I'll change a few bits around and upload it in no relation to NATA.
Even though it's a bummer that I wasn't able to submit anything despite a good start in the open round, I'd like to say good luck to everyone who got in. It really does take determination and passion to make quality videos in such a short time span and I really respect that.