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Ben @Tarantulaben

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Posted by Tarantulaben - November 7th, 2011


I have finally found a way to control the compression of my JPG files, so now my page banner looks as clear as a PNG file! W00t! The file is a bit bigger though... XD

But on the other hand... YAY. :D

Fresh, Clear Banner! :D

Posted by Tarantulaben - October 30th, 2011

Well, I got scouted. I now I'm getting a few nice reviews on my Madness art. :D Glad I'm starting to get some notice for my art not only on DeviantART but on Newgrounds now too. :) Oh, and I just reached Level 9 on NG. w00t.

So yea, anywho... now for some stuff that you probably don't know already.

So, animation-wise, I've been making some descent progress on my 'James & Jim' now, but a nicer mic would always be good. Either way, I am making progress. I'm also working on the Madness Assassin somewhat as well, but as a little fact you should know...

I suck with time management. XD

So, since I'm trying to do two projects at once, as well with all these art inspirations, things are going slow and are stoping/starting up again a lot. But don't worry. IT WILL GET DONE.

Oh, and in case you're wondering what my art plans are, I plan on doing a virtual-reality piece and a Halloween Madness piece. I know you Madness fans will be looking forward to it. I might post some sneak peeks on my Facebook and Twitter.

Posted by Tarantulaben - October 22nd, 2011

Thanks, to Jaona.

No more limits to art!

I can get ratings!

I am happy. :D

Yus. :3

Posted by Tarantulaben - October 12th, 2011

Awesome, guys! I just finished up my new awesome avatar! It's sexy, right? ;D

And yes, it's a cartoon version of what I look like a real life! :D Now you have somewhat of an idea of what I look like. And how my drawing skills have improved somewhat. ;)

Anyway, it's everywhere now. So go ahead and spaz, praise me, and kiss the computer about it for all I care. I will personally print it and cuddle with it every night I go to sleep. :)

P.S. Like my hairdo?

Posted by Tarantulaben - October 7th, 2011

Mkay, so some of you may have been wondering, "Well Ben, why did you choose Tarantulakid96 as your username? Why not MadnessZoop101, or Qwop-a-dop?" Well, actually, most of you probably aren't thinking that. Well, too bad.

Well, a long time ago, I wanted to make a new YouTube account (Yes, this was when I only used YouTube) because my old one was lame. So, I thought, "Well, I'm really into spiders, so why not Tarantula-something?" You see, I have pet tarantulas because my mom is allergic to cats and dogs, and everything else like fish and hermit crabs just kept dying on us :(

Now I must've been around 10 when I made my account, so I put in "Kid" and saw it fit. If I made it now, I'd probably have made it Tarantuladude or something. :D But by the time I thought that, I had already posted a bunch of stuff. So, Tarantulakid it was.

But, I was not satisfied for some reason, and I saw it fit for the username to have a number at the end. So, as most people do, they put their birth year or their favourite number or "007" or something. So, I put 96 because I was born on June 2nd, 1996.

However, after creating my username on YouTube, I realised that I misspelled Tarantula, spelt as TARNtula. So, I said "Shit." because I had already put stuff up and didn't want to make ANOTHER new account. -.-' So ever since I made a new account I double-checked the spellings. ;)

And BAM, that's that. Want moar history? K.

So, after putting up some LEGO stop motions, Sprite Animations, and Club Penguin stuff (That's was I was into at the time) I stumbled upon Newgrounds. I didn't make an account, but I got into it. However, YouTubz was still in the #1 spot for me. Then it kinda went back and forth and stuff. I also made a Twitter account, but it was more Club Penguin-ish. Then, after a while, I abandoned it.

Then, I got Flash. :D :D

I wasn't very good, but I gradually got better. By now I was probably 12. So then, about a year later, I stumbled upon this art site, called DeviantART. I browsed a bit, and thought, "Cool!" because I'm really into art, you see. So, I made an account and gradually began submitting stuff.

So, my flash skills grew and grew. Fast-forward to 2011, I'm 15 now and I stumbled upon my old Twitter account, and gave it a sexy makeover. Now it's alive and well. I also made a Facebook page for kicks in case I got more popular later to see how many "likes" I'd get.

So that's that. FINISHED. I'll put this up everywhere just so all you guys can see my past, 'cuz I wanna share it. :3

T96 OUT. :D

P.S. If no one says "Cool story bro" in the comments, I will cry.

Posted by Tarantulaben - September 28th, 2011

Okay, I deleted my four old simpsons drawings that are like, uber old. I kinda liked them though, but it was necessary in order to make room for new stuff.

Besides, those simpsons weren't even in my DeviantART Gallery!

On the up side, a new art submission is on the way! Get ready, Eragon fans! :D

Posted by Tarantulaben - September 27th, 2011

I just realised...

My medal point total has now reached...

OVER 9000!!!!! :O

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :D

Oh hey...

Posted by Tarantulaben - September 21st, 2011

I know, I'm a little big early, but I wanted to say this anyway.

I'm sorry I didn't get out The Madness Assassin on Madness Day, I just had too much on my list with James & Jim and school, as well as the Madness Day Art Contest.

But don't worry, I'll get working now, so you'll either get James & Jim Episode 1 or The Madness Assassin. You'll just have to wait and see! :D

In the meantime, check out my Madness Day Art submission and my website! And try to get me scouted if you want moar, because I'm running out of art room! I'll have to delete some of my old stuff. :\

Happy Madness Day 2011!

Posted by Tarantulaben - September 18th, 2011

Check out my freakin' sweet new site, dawg. It has awesome sauce.

http://www.wix.com/0site0/tarantulakid 96


Posted by Tarantulaben - September 11th, 2011

Here ya go, guys! A facebook page for y'all to 'like'.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tarantul akid96/115344181902684