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Daniel Hopkins @Gooch

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Burlington, Iowa

Joined on 5/24/03

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Posted by Gooch - December 31st, 2017

I know, it's been a while.  I'm probably forgotten for the most part around here.  That's to be expected.  I've only been posting once in a blue moon.


Nevertheless, I've been staying active on here, but mostly with just medal games.  I'm currently working on a website that will hopefully be ready to launch sometime in February.  I'll keep everyone posted, if you do so desire to know about it.

Posted by Gooch - November 14th, 2016

I know that a lot of you can't relate to this, but I just got married.  It was a long time coming, as I have been with my now wife for over 4 and 1/2 years.  I am a happy guy, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.  Maybe someday for some of the younger ones on here, you will find the same happiness i have.

Cheers, Newgrounds family.

Posted by Gooch - March 19th, 2016

I became the fifth user to be pentalisted on http://hexalist.ngpot.com/ .  I never realized that after gaining medal 10,000, that gave me five stats that are 10,000+!  This may not seem like a lot, but to a stat freak like I am, it's special.  And it shows how much I still love and care for Newgrounds.  It's been a part of my since I was seventeen, and I will never let that go.

Now it's time to keep the climb going on that list.  I'm right at the bottom of the top fifty, so I know I need to keep accumulating those stats.  HELL YES!

Posted by Gooch - March 11th, 2016


Posted by Gooch - December 9th, 2015

I have this.  I want to be my own boss.  The biggest problem is: What type of business do I get into?

Knowing my love for Newgrounds and playing games, I kind of want to get into the gaming/animation industry.  I just don't know the high-end potential of it anymore.  I've seen how Newgrounds hasn't had the activity it did in its glory days, yet there's still traffic that goes through here each and everyday, and all it takes is one project to get your feet wet and off the ground at the same time.

I know it's a big risk, but I already have talked to some people about getting things set up for us to succeed.  It all starts with a great team of workers, which I'm slowly assembling.  Hopefully, you'll see some games or cartoons from us sometime in 2016.

Here's hoping I can make this work.  If not, back to the drawing board.

Posted by Gooch - September 12th, 2015

I'm thirty years old today.  I feel old.  Whoo.

Posted by Gooch - January 29th, 2015

Truth...  sort of...



Posted by Gooch - January 1st, 2015

Everybody sets goals for themselves from year-to-year.  Most of mine are what you hear from people all the time.  They are all too true for me, though.  Here's what I need to accomplish...'


I've been smoking for almost the past five years now.  I can feel the shit building up in my lungs at this point.  I do have an electronic cigarette that I think will help me ultimately quit the harsher, real product.  I can just imagine how much money I'll end up saving in the long run doing so, not to mention keeping my lungs from going completely black.


I currently weigh in at 330 pounds.  at 29 years old, that's a disasterous weight.  My ultimate goal is to at least get back down to 230-250 pounds.  I would be happy with at least getting back to about 290 by the end of this year.  One step at a time, right? 


I've been working my current job as a casino dealer for over four and a half years now.  I've lost the passion to deal.  Not necessarily because of the people I work with, but how poorly things are ran around the place.  What sucks is I might as well look at it as a dead-end job.  I can't get promoted in my department since my girlfriend works in same said department.  It's definitely time for a new change of scenery.


Most people view me as a more the follower type rather than the leader type.  You don't know how bad that irks me.  It's time I show those people who doubt me that I can be a leader.

So those are my four main goals for 2015.  If I can accomplish all four of these goals, I will ultimately feel a lot better about myself.  

Posted by Gooch - November 13th, 2014

God, it's been a while.  I've seen how much Newgrounds has evolved over the past few years. It's amazing.  Props to everybody that's made Newgrounds what it is today.

Anyway, life has been great since the last time I posted an update.  I've been working my casino job for over four years now.  I've been in a great relationship with a beautiful woman that I love for almost three years now.  Plus, we had our first child together back in August of 2013.  It's hard to believe she's already 15 months old.  Seems like yesterday she was born.  Hell, the next time I blink, she'll probably be in school.

But yeah, life's good.  Wouldn't change a thing about it.  It's great to finally take a few minutes and inhabit the site once again.  Not a lot of people these days probably even remember, or even know, who I am or what I used to do on here.  That's okay.  Maybe there will be more people to meet, and more topics to talk about.  

So yeah...   Cheers, everyone.

Posted by Gooch - August 17th, 2010

Yeah I know. I haven't been posting on here at all recently. I haven't abandoned the site though. I've been still active on watching movies and playing a lot of games. I just haven't been consumed with the internet as much as I have been in past years.

A lot of that has to do with the new job I have. I'm a casino dealer now. I have to say that I feel like I have the coolest fuckin' job in the world right now. Getting paid to deal cards and interact with all different forms of people is almost too good to be true. I've been at this job for two months now, and I tell you, it sure as hell beats going back to working at a grain elevator.

So that's my update on what's going on in my life right now. Things are pretty sweet now if you ask me.