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4 Years at FXhome.com

Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 8:59pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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Well, the day is here and I've now been a FXhome.com member for 4 years (can't believe I was only 12 when I joined). It's really been a great experience so far, and all of you guys have learned me really much about movie-making. I've really evolved in terms of skill and knowledge, and you have all made me realise what I wan't to do as a profession when I grow up, I want to be a movie director. I still remember when we all had that first webchat back in 2004, it was really a lot of fun. And I can't understand how much FXhome.com (or CSB-Digital, as it was called back in the old days) has grown in all terms of a company, a website and a community. I mean, after all, this feels like a movie-making school, with new people learning new things (and joining the community) every single day. I thank you all and wish you luck with your future movie-making. It's by far the best website (all categories) in the world and I already look forward to spending the next four years here with all of the members (and a lot of more years after that of course).

Thank you for making my dreams come true! biggrin

"Imagination is your only limit."
/Redhawk
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 9:08pm

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*raises glass of iced tea to that*
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 9:13pm

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Welcome to the club!

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 10:06pm

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sfbmovieco

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Indeed. Welcome to the fab four club. wink
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 10:12pm

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I'm at 3 years for forum lurking, almost 3 years for active posting, and about 4 years since I discovered csb-digital.com. You are one of the members that I've remembered for the longest time and would be included in my list of awesome FXHomers. Congrats on 4 years. Good times here, though it's sad to see some people who would be 4 years or more stop, and I'm glad you didn't. *Raises glass*
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 10:24pm

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Jesus, I'm coming up on 3 years. I feel like a wuss compared to you guys
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 10:36pm

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Jabooza

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I havn't even been here for a whole month yet!
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 10:41pm

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Bryce007

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3 years....


A Waser IS a wuss. But he did just save 15% or more on car insurance thanks to gieco..
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 10:55pm

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SlothPaladin

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your only 16, weird.
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 11:06pm

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Waser

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He's like that drummer boy in Andersonville, where he was like 12, but had been in prison the longest
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 11:15pm

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Klut

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I'm a wuss... And these years I've been here, I've been more interested in fxhome then actually making films razz

Hopefully, I'll get to make something beautiful, very soon.
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 11:34pm

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Jabooza Clog Booza wrote:

I havn't even been here for a whole month yet!
About 1.5 Months
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 11:40pm

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SlothPaladin wrote:

your only 16, weird.
You realize just about 80 percent of FXHomers are under 19, right? I've seen some of the 35-40 year olds here call this an "adult forum", when really it thrives on the insights of us teens.
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 11:48pm

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Jabooza

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Darth Penguin and I are both only 13...OK 14 really, really soon. wink
Posted: Fri, 18th Aug 2006, 11:51pm

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it thrives on the insights of us teens.
Which is just sometimes painfully obvious... wink


It's cool to see so many people becoming "regulars" that stick around for a few years. I'll have my 5 year fxhome birthday in less then 2 months. Time runs, it's crazy.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 12:08am

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ben3308 wrote:

when really it thrives on the insights of us teens.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 1:00am

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ben3308

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You can ROFL all you want, but FXhome would be a pretty boring place without the teens. That's like most of us.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 2:27am

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SlothPaladin

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I know there are a lot of teens around here, Redhawksrymmer just happens be a stealthy teen that acts like an adult, which is the best kind of teen of all.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 2:28am

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ben3308

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I thought you were a teen, actually, Chris. Are you?
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 2:31am

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SlothPaladin

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I'm 21, guess I don't act enough like an adult.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 3:19am

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ben3308

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People should act their ages. I'd say you act 21. I guess.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 4:31am

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Coming up on 3 years as well.

And I'm 16 (and I just FINALLY got my license biggrin )
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 4:34am

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When I was newer here, in the chatroom I had been confused as both 12 year old at one point, and a 26 year old later, and that like averages out to be about my age.
Posted: Sat, 19th Aug 2006, 5:44pm

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vilhelm nielsen

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Been here for 3 years, the forums were different back then.

*remembers Rawree, Sidewinder and Mechaforce*

Grats on the 4 years here Redhawksrymmer, and let us hope you'll stay for 4 more.
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 4:21pm

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drsmit

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Well I just started FXhome and i am having some problems with the key code thing at the begining. I'm an director with imovie for a while and I was looking for a great special effects program. I need this to edit my movies. imove is not enough. I am running out of time too. Can you help???

-Ted Madison frown frown
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 4:24pm

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ben3308

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Try posting this in a product discussion or FXHome support thread, you'll get an answer quicker. This is the wrong thread, buddy. smile
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 6:50pm

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Yeez... I've only been here almost two years... unsure
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 9:32pm

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Redhawksrymmer wrote:

(can't believe I was only 12 when I joined)
I was only 13 when I joined... and that was earlier this year. neutral
But we all have to start somewhere.
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 10:11pm

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Limey

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I'm approaching 1 year here. I was 12 when I joined , now I'm 13
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 10:38pm

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Three years! Woah! But I just starting actually talking on the forums this year.

-Super (aka darkhelmetman back in the day)
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 10:56pm

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ben3308

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I was thirteen when I started looking around here. I remember watching all the Cobra Pro stuff and thinking it was awesome. Same with ssjaaron's promo video.

Now I'm almost 17. Wow, how time flys.
Posted: Sat, 26th Aug 2006, 11:33pm

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I was 14 when I saw this. I 14 year old stupid n00b.

A year and four months!
Posted: Sun, 27th Aug 2006, 9:35am

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Numerical age doesn't have much to do with it. When I was born, Eisenhower was still the president in the U.S. and for a lot of our posters here, he's just an annoying answer you have to memorize for your history exams. wink Both in forums such as this and in real life I've found myself dealing with young people in their teens who are a real joy to work and interact with. By the same token I know quite a few people in their thirties and forties who I wouldn't care to be seen talking to at a pig wrestling contest. Maturity and how you conduct yourself in adult situations is really all that counts. Some people just seem to mature very quickly and can handle themselves in those types of encounters at a very early age. (Redhawk comes to mind, since he started this thread, as a good example.)

Again, some people never really seem to fully mature and will always find it hard slogging in trying to deal with the adult world all their lives. Simply turning 21 (or whatever the age of majority is in your various countries) doesn't flip some magical switch and *poof*, you're mature. It just comes over time or, in some cases, it doesn't come at all.

Intelligence really isn't a prerequisite either. (At least assuming you have an IQ at or above the level of tepid water.) Particularly since the topic here is filmmaking, you don't need three pHd's in rocket science to be an artist. Creativity and abstract thinking come from different parts of the brain than the ability to calculate Pi out to fifty decimal places in your head.

As with pretty much anything else in life, it's how you handle yourself, how you interact with others and conduct your affairs that determines how you will be received and how far you will go. Don't get too hung up on age and don't be in too much of a hurry to get there. We don't say "youth is wasted on the young" for nothing. Life's a marathon, not a sprint. Enjoy the ride.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 7:25pm

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I'm a little late but I'm four years too. smile

I came here at age 11 eek