The Grinding Shed: So... What Have You Been Up To In The Past 10 Years? - The Grinding Shed

Jump to content

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

So... What Have You Been Up To In The Past 10 Years?

#1 User is offline   Alexander Icon

  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 3,080
  • Joined: 13-June 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your girlfriend's thoughts
  • Your fuckin' daddy

Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:39 PM

AKPCEP shut up shop in 2009. That's bloody 10 years ago, give or take. A decade.

Those of you who are still alive, what have you been up to in the intervening years?

Here's me:

  • I have a son called Marlowe who's 7 and awesome
  • I'm married very happily
  • I still work for the same company but am now a director
  • I don't really code anymore, I just install Wordpress like some kind of twat
  • I still play in bands
  • I compose music for films and theatre
  • I'm an actor
  • I write short stories, novels, stageplays and screenplays
  • I'm losing my hair *just a little bit*


All these are topics I can expand upon as we go along. A lot to catch up on!
It's not the houses, it's the spaces between the houses.
akpcep.com - Everything | alexanderking.co - Me
0

#2 User is offline   Freshmorningdew_2000 Icon

  • Group: OG
  • Posts: 60
  • Joined: 10-August 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The netherlands
  • Interests:allot!

Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:16 AM

I I ended leaving Amsterdam , moving to Anchorage , from Anchorage I move to Ashland Oregon , and now Iíve been living Portland Oregon the last 4,5 years.
life is hard by a helmet...
0

#3 User is offline   pH5.5 Icon

  • Group: Donators
  • Posts: 747
  • Joined: 25-May 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, England
  • Interests:This and that. More this than that if I'm honest.

Posted 31 December 2018 - 10:50 AM

10 years - where does the time go? On the plus side, I knew there was a reason I kept the old Yahoo email account open.

So 10 years ago I had just left the North, and I remain living in the South a decade on. Still looking for answers, and in the absence of that a bit of conversation and opinion. I'm more aware of what I don't know, which is both worrying and humbling at the same time.
Devilishly handsome and sarcastic as hell
0

#4 User is offline   Alexander Icon

  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 3,080
  • Joined: 13-June 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your girlfriend's thoughts
  • Your fuckin' daddy

Posted 31 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

View PostpH5.5, on 31 December 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

10 years - where does the time go? On the plus side, I knew there was a reason I kept the old Yahoo email account open.

So 10 years ago I had just left the North, and I remain living in the South a decade on. Still looking for answers, and in the absence of that a bit of conversation and opinion. I'm more aware of what I don't know, which is both worrying and humbling at the same time.


Welcome back sir.
It's not the houses, it's the spaces between the houses.
akpcep.com - Everything | alexanderking.co - Me
0

#5 User is offline   darkstrEam Icon

  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 75
  • Joined: 09-June 01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Leicester, UK
  • Interests:Designer/artworker for a living.
    Thoroughly world weary.
    Likes: Music, movies, comics, avoiding debt.
    Dislikes: Reality TV, small dogs, filling out forms, insomnia.

Posted 31 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

I've gotten steadily less interesting, in my opinion, but I'm not sure if that matters much. Been in the same job for almost 19 years, a relationship for over 13. I have a mortgage and a house full of stuff I don't really need - stability as long as I keep working. I should probably have fun more and worry less.
*wanders off muttering to self*
0

#6 User is offline   ghoti Icon

  • Group: Donators
  • Posts: 80
  • Joined: 20-June 01
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:either side of the atlantic
  • antisocial butterfly. only ever been arrested twice.

Posted 31 December 2018 - 01:54 PM

i wrote a thing but i can't see where it posted, and i don't want to post again in case i duplicate it. it's probably for the best.

anyway, hey.
she had denied all allegations of her loneliness, that battle had been won with scars still under wraps. she may have dropped the world, but she would not let us down.
0

#7 User is offline   Alexander Icon

  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 3,080
  • Joined: 13-June 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your girlfriend's thoughts
  • Your fuckin' daddy

Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:06 PM

View Postghoti, on 31 December 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

i wrote a thing but i can't see where it posted, and i don't want to post again in case i duplicate it. it's probably for the best.

anyway, hey.


My goodness! It's ghoti! Great to see you again :)

Where did you write the thing? On the front page or in the forum?
It's not the houses, it's the spaces between the houses.
akpcep.com - Everything | alexanderking.co - Me
0

#8 User is offline   ghoti Icon

  • Group: Donators
  • Posts: 80
  • Joined: 20-June 01
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:either side of the atlantic
  • antisocial butterfly. only ever been arrested twice.

Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:24 PM

View PostAlexander, on 31 December 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

My goodness! It's ghoti! Great to see you again :)

Where did you write the thing? On the front page or in the forum?



hey buddy. nice profile pic. you haven't changed at all (lolz)

umm, it was in here on this thread where i tried to post (twice). it was lengthy and depressing though, and i've looked at my account and i HAVE been here since all the horrible stuff happened so it's just as well it didn't post.

...and thanks, it's nice to see you again, too.
she had denied all allegations of her loneliness, that battle had been won with scars still under wraps. she may have dropped the world, but she would not let us down.
0

#9 User is offline   Alexander Icon

  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 3,080
  • Joined: 13-June 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your girlfriend's thoughts
  • Your fuckin' daddy

Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

View Postghoti, on 31 December 2018 - 02:24 PM, said:

hey buddy. nice profile pic. you haven't changed at all (lolz)

umm, it was in here on this thread where i tried to post (twice). it was lengthy and depressing though, and i've looked at my account and i HAVE been here since all the horrible stuff happened so it's just as well it didn't post.

...and thanks, it's nice to see you again, too.


Ah OK, that's odd - let me know if that happens again, I can't pretend there won't be a few gremlins lurking still.
It's not the houses, it's the spaces between the houses.
akpcep.com - Everything | alexanderking.co - Me
0

#10 User is offline   The_Roach Icon

  • Group: Moderators
  • Posts: 552
  • Joined: 10-October 01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere else

Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:03 PM

I'm living in Philadelphia, following stints in Portland, OR (Freshmorningdew_2000 must have just missed us) and NYC. I'm working as a game designer for a small publisher. I do a few podcasts on the side and I'm planning to start performing stand-up this year.
0

#11 User is offline   Alexander Icon

  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 3,080
  • Joined: 13-June 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your girlfriend's thoughts
  • Your fuckin' daddy

Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:28 PM

View PostThe_Roach, on 02 January 2019 - 05:03 PM, said:

I'm living in Philadelphia, following stints in Portland, OR (Freshmorningdew_2000 must have just missed us) and NYC. I'm working as a game designer for a small publisher. I do a few podcasts on the side and I'm planning to start performing stand-up this year.


Would be interested in listening to said podcasts (depending on their subject matter, obviously) - can you link us up?
It's not the houses, it's the spaces between the houses.
akpcep.com - Everything | alexanderking.co - Me
0

#12 User is offline   Johann Icon

  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 312
  • Joined: 27-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin

Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:36 PM

I came up with a rapper name last summer, so though I'm approaching 40 I'm about ready to bust into the rap biz yo. No seriously, I spent over a decade working on stuff on and off (it used to kinda drain me, and it took years to get a skin thick enough for the kind of lyrics I can't help but write). Most of the work went into making it not seem like that, as if the music was really lazily made and the raps just the first take without outright mistakes in it, that's on purpose :P The one thing I still haven't done is clearly separate sampled stuff from what I fully own... the idea to get rid of those speech samples in the intros breaks my heart. But I know I have to. On the other hand, the idea of leaving all that to producers and just rapping kinda thrills me.

Most sound kinda bad, but these two I like for example:

http://a.sandboxx.org/johann/4151/

http://a.sandboxx.org/johann/3903/

All that started out with me writing something "against Bush" on the Flipside forum during the build-up for the Iraq war. Then later I wrote an English "poem" there, and that translated to German was the basis for what are still some of my favourite lyrics.. my favourite version of that atm would be this one I guess ^^

It took me ages to not hate everything I made all the time haha... it's still kinda shitty, but I made peace with that. For me it's about the lyrics anyway, not so much about music you listen to all the time, that would be depressing.
0

#13 User is offline   Alexander Icon

  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 3,080
  • Joined: 13-June 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your girlfriend's thoughts
  • Your fuckin' daddy

Posted 02 January 2019 - 08:40 PM

Makes me wish I spoke German - I doubt Google Translate is doing your work much justice!

Have you set any to music?
It's not the houses, it's the spaces between the houses.
akpcep.com - Everything | alexanderking.co - Me
0

#14 User is offline   Andy Icon

  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 33
  • Joined: 12-June 01

Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:33 PM

Yikes, 10 fucking years. Let's see, I:

- Got married
- Had two kids (well, she had them; I just helped make them)
- Bought a house, then upgraded that to a better house a few years later (hi, it's me, Mr American Dream)
- Worked for five years as a community manager for a video game blog
- Got tired of not making money and got a "real" job elsewhere in the software industry
- Got pretty fat, but not super fat

Happy this place is back :)

Also,

View PostFreshmorningdew_2000, on 30 December 2018 - 11:16 PM, said:

I I ended leaving Amsterdam , moving to Anchorage , from Anchorage I move to Ashland Oregon , and now I’ve been living Portland Oregon the last 4,5 years.


Hello from your neighbor to the north! (I'm in Vancouver, WA.)

This post has been edited by Andy: 02 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

0

#15 User is offline   The_Roach Icon

  • Group: Moderators
  • Posts: 552
  • Joined: 10-October 01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere else

Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:42 AM

View PostAlexander, on 02 January 2019 - 01:28 PM, said:

Would be interested in listening to said podcasts (depending on their subject matter, obviously) - can you link us up?


Okay.

FistShark Marketing was an unscripted comedy show set in the marketing/pr arm of a shady, possibly eldritch corporation which I produced from 2014 until last year.

The Spin-Off Doctors is an ongoing series over-examining films based on video games.

I'm also currently playing Dungeons & Dragons in the space-themed fifth season of Dice Funk. No, I do not understand the appeal of listening to people play Dungeons & Dragons.
0

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users