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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #70 on: July 18, 2014, 11:31:05 AM »
Well, for me personally, I mean, when I first started running the forum, there was the Care Bears theme.  This year, it was a Flash Gordon theme.  I think that speaks for itself.
Don't forget, we picked up France along the way.

Couldn't have been too hard.  :france:
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #71 on: July 18, 2014, 11:35:42 AM »
Well, for me personally, I mean, when I first started running the forum, there was the Care Bears theme.  This year, it was a Flash Gordon theme.  I think that speaks for itself.
Don't forget, we picked up France along the way.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2014, 12:35:50 PM »
Well, for me personally, I mean, when I first started running the forum, there was the Care Bears theme.  This year, it was a Flash Gordon theme.  I think that speaks for itself.
Don't forget, we picked up France along the way.

Couldn't have been too hard.  :france:
It wasn't.  We just announced that we had taken over, and not one person from the French "government" has refuted us yet.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2014, 12:37:11 PM »
Pretty sure I haven't changed a whole lot.  Unless you count "striving to be more awesome" as change.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2014, 12:42:25 PM »
Pretty sure I haven't changed a whole lot.  Unless you count "striving to be more awesome" as change.

Coulda swore something pretty significant happened recently?
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2014, 12:44:11 PM »
Well, yeah, I got married, and that was pretty major.  Man, I still wish we didn't have to come back.  It was like time stood still for a week.  No cares except where my next drink was comng from.

But yeah, I meant personally/as a poster.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #76 on: July 18, 2014, 01:21:32 PM »
When I joined this forum I didn't have a Gibson SG.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2014, 02:18:39 PM »
When I joined this forum, I:

- was cleanshaven
- had no tattoos
- was not married (but I was already dating my wife)
- had no children
- had obscenely short hair
- drove a Mustang
- had no job
- was in college for 3D animation
- had no pets
- played drums almost constantly
- did not own a home
- did not have joint ownership of a beachfront condo


Now, 14 years later, I:

- have had some form of beard for the last 13 years, be it a Van Dyke, a full beard or the ever present and current goatee
- have roughly 20 hours of ink in me (with another 7-8 upcoming in the next few weeks)
- am happily married
- have an awesome son, with a daughter on the way
- have since grown my hair to over 3 feet, then lopped it all off again
- drive an Audi S4
- have a white collar management job
- moved into graphic design, then worked at an agency, and am now a marketing manager for a large automotive firm
- have an incredible pooch who is more family than many of my relatives
- hardly play drums anymore, though it still remains a part of who I am since I tend to drum on everything
- own a house
- have joint ownership of a beachfront condo

Yeah, I've changed a bit...
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2014, 09:02:33 PM »
It's crazy to think that when I joined, "YouTube" wasn't a thing.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #79 on: July 18, 2014, 11:07:51 PM »
with a daughter on the way

No fucking shit Drew!  Awesome man.  Congratulations.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #80 on: July 18, 2014, 11:12:31 PM »
A little more than a year ago, I was obsessed with Rush and Dream Theater, and I was a complete idiot:

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=35260.msg1598282#msg1598282
https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=35260.msg1599055#msg1599055
https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=35260.msg1599190#msg1599190

But let's not dwell on my awful, idiotic past  ;D
Now, I know exactly what I want to do with my life, and I love a TON more music than just DT and Rush. In fact, classical music (generally of the Romantic era) has become my favorite genre. I've become a bit of a composer since then, just as a hobby, and you can find my music HERE if you're at all interested. I also began writing poetry during my time here, which you can find beginning HERE in that thread.

I'm going to college this coming year as a Music Education major, which I decided some time last year around wintertime I suppose. You've all been great.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #81 on: July 18, 2014, 11:35:42 PM »
This thread is not used for self promotion. Get out.







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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #82 on: July 18, 2014, 11:39:10 PM »
I was a pretty dorky virgin high schooler who didn't really spend much time out of his room when I joined. Now I have just spent a year in South America, teaching English and travelling around on my own, know what I want to do with my life (somewhat), lost a ton of weight, gained some really good friends along the way, and got laid.

So yeah, quite the change in two years, I'd say.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #83 on: July 18, 2014, 11:45:20 PM »
This thread is not used for self promotion. Get out.







HAHAHAHAH FOOLED YA

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #84 on: July 18, 2014, 11:59:08 PM »
It's crazy to think that when I joined, "YouTube" wasn't a thing.

When I joined, Bill Clinton was still the president. :eek :eek

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #85 on: July 19, 2014, 07:07:27 AM »
It's crazy to think that when I joined, "YouTube" wasn't a thing.

When I joined, Bill Clinton was still the president. :eek :eek

Ahhh... the good ole days when Presidents could lie about hummers from interns, and still come out smelling like roses.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #86 on: July 19, 2014, 07:26:03 AM »
It's crazy to think that when I joined, "YouTube" wasn't a thing.

When I joined, Bill Clinton was still the president. :eek :eek

Ahhh... the good ole days when Presidents could lie about hummers from interns, and still come out smelling like interns.
I know, right?
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2014, 08:12:14 AM »
with a daughter on the way

No fucking shit Drew!  Awesome man.  Congratulations.

Thanks. We're really excited. She's due in November.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #88 on: July 19, 2014, 08:29:00 AM »
I hit my 4 year mark last week. Not much has changed except for the fact that I am a lot more conservative with what I post. I've figured out how turn my filter on. :lol
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2014, 04:05:30 PM »
 :lol

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2014, 10:58:08 PM »
I was 14 when I joined DTF and now I'm 19, so I'd like to think I'm more mature now :D I never dare to read my earliest posts, because I'm sure I said some stupid things back then :lol

Anyway, 5 years ago I was a pretty insecure and shy guy who was bullied at school. I've gained more confidence since then, but it took me 3 years to find the courage to post a pic of myself here and add some of my DTF buddies on Facebook. I used to find the idea of someone on the Internet knowing my name and what I look like horrifying!

Also, my practical English skills have improved thanks to this forum! I was always pretty good at English, but I've discovered phrases, words, etc. that you don't learn at school. All that stuff has been invaluable for me, especially now that I'm studying English language and literature at uni :)

Last but not least: my musical tastes have broadened and I've discovered great bands, in part thanks to some fellow members around here :metal

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I am a lot more conservative with what I post. I've figured out how turn my filter on. :lol

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #91 on: July 19, 2014, 11:18:27 PM »
I've had these experiences on another website, but now, being sixteen, some of the naivete has been replaced with much denser cockiness.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2014, 06:05:32 AM »
I never dare to read my earliest posts, because I'm sure I said some stupid things back then :lol
I'm sure he'll rejoin DT at some point in the future. It was his band for 25 years, he'll probably miss those times and want to rejoin the band.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2014, 08:19:05 AM »
I never dare to read my earliest posts, because I'm sure I said some stupid things back then :lol
I'm sure he'll rejoin DT at some point in the future. It was his band for 25 years, he'll probably miss those times and want to rejoin the band.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2014, 08:25:51 AM »
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2014, 08:27:11 AM »
Hell!  Maybe I'll be surprised!  I can't remember that far back. :lol
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2014, 11:28:41 AM »
It's crazy to think that when I joined, "YouTube" wasn't a thing.

When I joined, Bill Clinton was still the president. :eek :eek

Ahhh... the good ole days when Presidents could lie about hummers from interns, and still come out smelling like roses.

N***a, back then you could cheat with someone whose last name is Flowers and still come out smelling like roses.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2014, 01:39:45 PM »
Oh yeah.
When I joined, I thought Awake was boring.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2014, 01:49:28 PM »
When I joined... I thought SDOIT disc 2 was boring.













and I still do.
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2014, 02:08:15 PM »
When I joined... I thought SDOIT disc 1 was boring.













and I still do.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2014, 11:08:32 PM »
Lately I've noticed that it seems I swear less in my posts. In the past, it looked like someone loaded a shotgun with profanity and blasted all of my posts with it. This may have to do with the fact that I intentionally restricted myself from using profanity on Facebook, as I've friended most of my family. I guess the habit just carried over. Not in real life, that's for sure.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2014, 08:14:44 AM »
I never dare to read my earliest posts, because I'm sure I said some stupid things back then :lol
I'm sure he'll rejoin DT at some point in the future. It was his band for 25 years, he'll probably miss those times and want to rejoin the band.
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Oh come on, that was two days after the dramatic turn of events! :lol Anyway, after a quick peek it looks like my very first posts from 2009 have disappeared, but I was more of a lurker at first anyway.

I just remembered another little change: I never even looked at the GD side until a year or two after I'd joined :D

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #102 on: July 21, 2014, 10:36:38 AM »
I remain constant, unchanging, eternal.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #103 on: July 21, 2014, 11:21:21 AM »
I'm pretty ashamed of how vanilla my writeups for the top 50 DT songs were. Really.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #104 on: July 21, 2014, 11:39:34 AM »
I felt like I used to be a thread killer but now I feel like less of one.