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Wither

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  1. The only argument I've seen used against it is the lack of a social life thing.

    But that's easily remedied with a homeschool group, church/other organizations and their functions, and ... you know, going outside?

    I suspect that this thread will have the worst spelling of all threads on this board. :lol:

    hay, dont maek fun ov owr spelling. I has a gud edyukashun!

    >_> that was hard to type. :O

  2. [50] Cartoons

    [50] Computer Graphics

    [50] Film

    [55] Flash

    [50] Music

    [50] Performance Arts

    [40] Traditional Painting

    [50] Traditional Drawing

    [50] Sculpture

    [50] Writing

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    The only Hurt n' Heal that I've wanted everything to win. :shock:

    - Painting ~ It's amazing... but I have to hurt something. >_>

    + Flash ~ Highly capable of showing content in a dynamic manner. Not to mention it's just about everywhere.

  3. Erm...huh? I don't...really...get it...? You live in Puerto Rico...? You..dropped out of 9th grade...?

    I lived down in Puerto Rico from 10-13. While I was there, I started falling behind. When we moved back to Texas, we all thought that I'd be able to catch up... but I was lazy with it. >_> By 15, we moved to Florida. At this point, I was at least two full grades behind and couldn't possibly care less. D:

    Just a few months ago, we came back to Texas again, found the course, signed up, aced it. Now we celebrate! :D

    no matter what led to you not getting that diploma before ..its water under the bridge.

    the most important thing about your post is you took charge of your own destiny. All too often those with adversity in their background whine the song "oh poor me my past is to fault" and never get on with being responsible about moving forward. You've done well my friend and I send you pats on the back and congrats all around.

    Next challenge... university?

    :D Thanks, oma. I was always sort of worrisome about becoming one of those "I'm a loser because of my past and flip burgers for a living" people. D:

    But now that's not the case! :D (It also makes me the first person in my family to graduate... even if it was a little unorthodox. ;))

    As for university, I'm not sure. I definitely want to go. Probably try for a career in web design or graphic arts in general.... The possibilities are endless... again! ;)

  4. You, the casual reader, are probably asking yourself why this is a big deal...

    To understand, you'll need a short backstory.

    It all started about 8 years ago. My family had moved to Puerto Rico. Due to the locale, none of the public schools spoke english, and all of the private schools were laughable... So homeschooling become one of the only options. In sixth grade, I began my steady descent.

    Due to home-based circumstances, I fell severely behind. Soon, the combination of apathy and little to no support ended up with me dropping out of school in the ninth grade. D:

    Just recently, I signed up for a high school graduate course online. Not a GED, a full diploma :D

    I passed with a 3.65 GPA and am an official high school graduate now. :D :D

    The competency test they sent out doubled as a final exam apparently. Because that's seriously all I did. According to the school, I did so well on the placement that further schooling was deemed superfluous.

    And just to say it one more time (because for about 2 years I was almost certain I wouldn't graduate at all)....

    I graduated February 26, 2008!

    xD

  5. :)

    Oh, I just remembered something.

    My grandfather's name is Merlin. No joke.

    How could this tidbit of information slip my mind, you ask? Well, I haven't seem him in roughly ten years. Though I knew his name to be Merlin for quite some time, 'grandpa Merle' was the accepted vernacular. I talked to him again last night and it totally hit me again.

    :P

    Not to mention, when I was five I fell face down on a slide that sent me headfirst into some concrete. That horrible childhood memory actually gave me a unique, almost lightning bolt shaped scar on my forehead... :shock:

    J.K. Rowling totally based Harry Potter on me. :P ...Regardless of the fact that she'd probably never been to Texas prior to writing those books. >_>

  6. Glad to see it worked out... :D

    Just to reiterate what you noticed there.

    The following was all done with an opacity of 80.

    brushexample.jpg

    The top is a quick streak across.

    The second one down is a slow 'smooth' streak.

    The bottom is the clone stamp method.

    What's great about it is that regardless of how quickly you move the brush around, it maintains a consistent softness. :)

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