April 1, 2005

Today is a sad day.

You know, over the years, I’ve taken my fair share of criticism. Some of it deserved, perhaps, but much of it being nothing more than poorly constructed filth from people I have absolutely no interest in pleasing anyway. And the way I tend to deal with such criticism is no secret. I make fun of them, and have a damn good time doing it. But, doing so has also subjected me to even more criticism from people who are offended by that. So the disgusting comments just keep on coming, like pressurized sludge from a broken sewer pipe, and I am forced to choke on it all.

Well that’s enough. I’m not bulletproof. I’m just a man. I have feelings too, and there is only so much of this that I can take. For awhile, I thought that I could handle it, but now I know that I can’t. I just got this e-mail from someone called “Monkey401“.

OMG ur art is so sux! i hate this websiet!!!1 its teh worse sote ive evre seen! u shoud leran to draw u bastard how come y hav eto draw so crappy dawg. stop drawign stupid ANIME amd draw forr eal!! but i bet u cant eevn do that becasue u jsut suck so bad . jsut quit rite now shut thsi webiste down forever stop waching POKEMAN and just go away u sick freak bcuz no1 caeres about stupdi crap anime drawnigns! WTF this site is so gay! i will get all my freinds together and shut thsi site down if u dont! IDIOT NINJA U SUCK!!!!!!!!!!
Well, that’s it then. I can’t deal with this anymore. You win. All of you guys who have been saying bad things about me, you all win. I’m going to take my site down sometime before the end of this week. I’ve never wanted to offend anyone, so if someone hates my site so much that they feel compelled to write that, then I guess it’s better if I just go away, never to be seen again. After opening this e-mail, I realize that life is too short to waste on things I enjoy like drawing and websites. Maybe it’s finally time for me to just grow up.

So, it’s over. I’m calling it quits. Anyone who wants to try to contact me for whatever reason had better do so soon before I torch this dump forever. You can try to talk me out of it if you want, but I doubt it’ll work.

It’s been real.


April 1, 2005

Boxing Match.

Last night I finally decided to undertake a little project that has been years in the making.

It is well known information that I enjoy collecting Transformers. Well, much like every chicken much hatch from an egg and leave the shell behind, every Transformer is removed from its package, leaving the box behind. So, throughout my several years of acquiring Transformers toys, I have also acquired a lot of Transformers boxes along with them.

Well, I always keep the boxes. I just don’t want to throw them away. So, these boxes have been in storage, taking up space, for a long, long time. With recent purchases of several large toys, I knew that I wouldn’t have much room for the boxes anymore. And so, it was time to flatten them.

So, here are some pictures of the boxes before I started. You can see that the floor was almost completely covered with them. I’ve got boxes here from Generation 2, Beast Wars, Machine Wars, Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise, Armada, and Energon.

Transformers Boxes

More Transformers Boxes

And yet more Transformers Boxes

It was tough to say goodbye. I really like the packaging. It’s a part of the product as a whole, and I’m sure that a lot of hard work goes into designing them. They have some great artwork and photographs. But when I was finished, that huge pile was reduced to this:

Flatened Transformers Boxes

The smaller boxes were flattened, folded, and placed inside the boxes from my recently acquired Omega Supreme and Omega Sentinel. The boxes that were too big to fit in either of those went into this large plastic container. Ironically, Unicron’s box was left unfed.

I had to draw the line somewhere though. I just couldn’t bear to flatten my Japanese or Korean boxes. I just think they look neat.

Asian Transformers Boxes

So, now that that’s all done, the result is that it hardly made any difference. The boxes from the Omegas that I just got take up about as much room as all the smaller boxes I’ve had for years. Bah!