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Hallo...

Well, hello everybody! Call me Wingless!

I'm a 16 year old Junior at high school, life is...alright...at best for the moment, but it's gradually getting better, or at least I hope it will. I mostly joined this fourm so I could share my own opinions and thoughts on things here and there about the educational system and how broken it is, heh.

Anyways, here's a little about me! I'm starting to do a lot of graphic design work, not only in Photoshop but in 3D programs as well (Maya, Mudbox, and 3DS Max for those who are familiar). I'm still learning the tricks of the trade, but I'm hoping I can become experienced enough one day to land a job somewhere, or maybe start up my own company and sell my work!

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09-19-2009 12:27 PM
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Hey there!
09-19-2009 12:28 PM
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Why allo der, I am Amortisatie, nice to meet your, and welcome aboard the SS

Enjoy your stay! Strait jacket size?

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09-19-2009 12:38 PM
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You're cool, I like you. Yay for straightforwardness...

I myself am interested in graphic design. I love computers, I'm artistic (So I say...) I figure, why not? I wont work a day in my life if I do that for a career.

Welcome to SS, be nice. Welcome

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Welcome
09-19-2009 12:51 PM
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What happened to your wings? Sad

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Wingless Wrote:Well, Ahoy! everybody! Call me Wingless!

I'm a 16 year old Junior at high school, life be...alright...at best fer the moment, but it be gradually getting better, or at least I hope it will. I mostly joined this fourm so I could share me own opinions and thoughts on things here and thar bout the educational system and how broken it be, heh.

Anyways, here's a little bout me! I'm starting to do a lot of graphic design work, not only in Photoshop but in 3D programs as well (Maya, Mudbox, and 3DS Max fer those who be familiar). I'm still learning the tricks of the trade, but I'm hoping I can become experienced enough one day to land a job somewhere, or maybe start up me own company and sell me work!

Ahoy maties! The field of graphic designing is quite big, and it sounds like you are pretty good at it, so you should be able to get a pretty good job.

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I eated his wings. Biggrin

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|55555| Wrote:I eated his wings. Biggrin

I lol'd Laugh

Welcome to the forums, I'm also still a bit of a newbie, almost everyone here is friendly, do not feed trolls, they kill kittens. :<_<:

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Welcome

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