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Old 14-03-17, 12:28   #1

 
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Welp - it's officially been 10 years since I joined GI.
I remember when I joined. I was active on a bunch of other boards, and some people told me to check out GI. I loved the community immediately and was hooked. I remember that was a sophomore in college and my roommate and I had an AWESOME apartment! That was my hardest year of school ever, and graphics and GI became a great escape when I needed to chill. I've come a long way in 10 years both as a designer and as a person. I was a 19 year old little shit when I joined, and here I am now - husband, father, homeowner, with an established career.

Some time to reflect:

My first post: sup gangstas
Seemingly a man (child, basically) of few words.

I remember thinking I was pretty good at this whole sig thing..... I mean look at this amazing stuff..........





Figured out my own smudge style later in 2007:


Started making some better stuff a year later (wow what a difference a year makes):


Got into a minimalist/subtle effects thing for a bit:




Still love this one from Dec. '08:


My graphics activity died down for a bit in '08 into '09 - that's when I met my future wife and was pretty much tied at the hip. I was also trying to graduate from my university and figure out my future. This was also around the time of the initial GI shutdown, it was really hard to find active places and inspiration, but I eventually got back at it:

2009 into 2010:




I remember getting classed as 'intermediate' on NSL around this time - I still have the thread bookmarked. That was an amazing feeling. I had worked so hard on stuff to get up to that level. While all of those classings are subjective (and silly), I still remember being nervous each time I'd post sigs for classing, and how deflated I felt each time I'd see 'mod' 'mod' 'low mod', etc. Finally being classed Inter was a fun goal accomplishment.

Then it became all about the birds:







Continued:


That last one ^ is probably my favorite thing I've ever made.

That was in 2011 when I was in grad school. Also around the time I made my 'day on the life of glass' video:
A Day In The Life Of... GLASS!
I had so much fun making this, and really wanted other to do the same - unfortunately, the idea never took off. I felt like I was actual friends with so many on GI, and I thought it would be fun to get some insight into their actual lives. I can't believe I made this 6 years ago! It literally feels like yesterday. Since then, I've moved 5 times, lived in 2 states, and I've had 6 jobs! I don't think I've ever met anyone on GI in real life, except I think Magic and I were randomly at the same Seattle Mariners game last summer...

While I'm being nostalgic, here's my favorite video part that I've ever filmed:
Evan Glynn - All-Encompassingly Full Part - Video Dailymotion

And here's me now with my little bundle o' joy:
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Re: 10 year GI anniversary - A decade in graphics and life
Old 12-04-17, 17:44   #2
 
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Dang you've been around for a while.

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Old 12-04-17, 18:51   #3

 
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Wow!! A post on GI AND a reply to my thread!!
That was almost a month without a post...

Hi Pilot. Good to hear from you!
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Old 14-04-17, 08:55   #4
 
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Haha yeah, this place is kind of a relic now - but I'll always have a warm place for it in my heart. I pop in every now and then and just see if it's still kicking.

Nice to see you're doing so well. Hopefully other people still prowl around.
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Wow glass! congratz on fatherhood man. Miss this place.
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Hey Strife! Hope all is well with you! Don't be a stranger!
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