Sharing Day: You Did It!


I’d like you to take a moment to post a comment telling us something you’re proud of, an achievement or project you’ve accomplished that you think is cool. Maybe it’s your blog, or a book you’ve written, or a particularly great illustration, or that you lost fifty pounds, or a volunteer organization you help out with, or the deck you built, or a photo of an awesome cap you knitted. Just anything that shows off your interests in a great way and that you want to share with the community.

Imagine it’s like we’re going around the room and you’re asked to introduce yourself by saying “Hi, I’m Jeff, and I _______.” So I’d probably say “Hi, I’m Jeff, and I built a web site that lets people make their own super hero drawings at heromachine.com”. I want to give you a chance to brag on yourself a little and to point the rest of us at something you’ve done or been involved with that you think is great. Or even pretty good. Or even just mildly interesting.

Lay it on us, String Bean!

43 Responses to Sharing Day: You Did It!

  1. Alphaalpharomeo

    Hi, I’m Aaron, and I’ve finally started writing my fantasy novel.

  2. That’s great! Did you start because of National Novel Writing Month or was it on your own? It’s a great feeling to get started, isn’t it?!

  3. Hi, I’m Jared, and I have taken a personal oath of humility which disallows me from using my own words to boost my own image.

  4. The Atomic Punk

    Hi, I have no life, because my biggest project right now is going through telecommunications expenses at work and eliminating duplicate and unused services, thus saving my client a few thousand dollars a month and justifying my job.

  5. Hi, my name is Jessica, and in my GIS class, I created models that allowed me to take a body of water, figure out if it is at risk of flooding, and project that onto a map. I’m very proud of myself. Yay!

  6. Alphaalpharomeo

    Jeff Hebert: That’s great! Did you start because of National Novel Writing Month or was it on your own? It’s a great feeling to get started, isn’t it?!

    Started on my own….to be honest I started it over a year ago, and I just write a little at a time when ever I can….I’m roughly half done with the 1st draft

  7. Hi I’m James and I got picked up by a small online comics company because of some work I did on heromachine and I’m currently in the process of having my first comic published.

  8. Hi, I’m Alex! I eat rainbows and poop butterflies!

  9. Delirious AL:
    Hi, I’m Alex! I eat rainbows and poop butterflies!

    I don’t have one of me pooping butterflies, but here’s me eating a rainbow.

  10. Hi, I’m Heather and I just (last month) got my short story published in the Red House Young Writers’ Yearbook 2012. It’s basically a satire of the horror genre. Obviously the judge must have thought it was funny or something. :D

  11. My name is Bobby Scatigna and over the years I have achieved some pretty cool things with some of the bands I was in,playing with such artists as stained,Deftones,Incubus,Nodoubt ,Iron maiden and many more .I am perticularly proud of a musical video I made with my band Madjul in 2003. I think you guys might get a kick out of it!it’s Madjul with Behind The Shine
    ps I would be the guy with the cigarettes and a bottle of booze!
    http://www.myspace.com/madjul/videos

  12. My name is Logan Shook and I’d like to say I’m proud that I mended relations with my two older brothers recently. See, my grandfather passed away last Friday after a long struggle with cancer. No one ever wants tragedies like this in their life, but in a way, it brought us together. It puts what really is important into focus… petty squabbles are meaningless, hurtful, and do not benefit anyone. The three of us stood there as the Honor Guard saluted my Grandfather, and the folded the flag that he so loved. A lot of people see death as negative and terrible… but in that one moment, it was actually quite beautiful. He got the respect and honor that he deserved, and it brought everyone together, despite any past differences.

  13. Hi, I’m Vitaliy, and my life is so cool and calm, that the most unusual thing was me meeting a real foreign guy (a Canadian). We spoke in English and nobody understood what we were saying because nobody but us two knew english language even a bit. Not too much to be proud of, huh? Well, I was.

  14. I was a cartoonist for the Kansas State Collegian daily newspaper back in the 1900s. I was a psychology major at the time and my drawing skills were mediocre.

    The cartoon was called Double Barreled and it was a blatant rip off the Far Side. I was recognized by my name sometimes so I was a very minor celebrity on campus (emphasis on “very minor”). Here’s a sample….

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/dblade/2012/11/DoubleBarreled001.jpg

  15. Jeff Hebert: I don’t have one of me pooping butterflies, but here’s me eating a rainbow.

    Hi, I’m Dan, and this could be the greatest thing I ever seen. :)

  16. Hi, I’m Zach and I’m proud of my deviantART pictures that I’ve done here http://holymasterchief.deviantart.com/

  17. Hi, I’m Diego and I just started working as a copywriter a year ago. I’d been mostly writing radio commercials, but just recently one of my ideas actually made it through internal presentation, I wrote it up, sold the concept to the client, and had it filmed and produced into a bonafide TV commercial. I’m not allowed to post it on my personal public profiles, but if you’re ever in Texas watching Spanish-language TV and you see a car commercial… it could be mine!

  18. Hi! I’m Hanna and on this very day I have officially graduated from the University of Worcester (United Kingdom). I’ve been posing around with robes and hat and what-nots, so yeah, right now I’m damn proud of myself.

  19. Hi, I’m Joel and I’m an alcohol- I mean, Hi I’m Joel and just last year for my final project in high school I wrote a fantasy novel about demons and did several drafts of it and even made two hard cover versions (though I didn’t actually get it officially published).

  20. Dionne Jinn:
    Hi! I’m Hanna and on this very day I have officially graduated from the University of Worcester (United Kingdom). I’ve been posing around with robes and hat and what-nots, so yeah, right now I’m damn proud of myself.

    Congratulations! :) (That’ll be me in 6 years’ time or so – well, maybe not the same uni, but the same country!)

  21. Congratulations, Hanna!

  22. Hi, I’m Rebecca and at the first Remembrance Sunday parade I attended with Scouts (about 4 years ago), I got chosen to hold the flag for the Scout troop, alongside the Cubs, Beavers, Guides and members of the Royal British Legion holding their flags.

  23. Hi, I’m Andrew and I just finished a short story that I think I’ll soon turn into a fiction novel. It’s a post-apocalyptic story set in the outlying areas surrounding Chernobyl and an undetermined number of years in our future. I’ll let you know how it progresses. I’m also an Eagle Scout and have just been offered a chance to write a comic series with one of my own creations as the main character. Again, I’ll let you know how it progresses.

  24. My name is John and I am an actor and stuntman. I am also a writer and aspiring director. I have shot two (very) short clips. One of which is available for viewing here: http://versusfilms.net/category/karate-ninja/

    Just click on Karate Ninja. The second I am in process of editing.

  25. Hi, I’m Derek, and I’ve had a few minor (maybe better than minor) victories recently that I can take a bit of pride in:

    * I managed to finally get out from under around $30 000 in debt earlier this year.
    * Finished my first major writing project in years (a 17 000+ word detective story)
    * Been able to maintain a practical sleeping schedule for almost 2 weeks now. This might not sound impressive to some, but as someone that’s had chronic insomnia for over a decade, this has been the longest I’ve been able to maintain a healthy standard of sleep in about as long,.

  26. HI I am Cameron, AKA TOOL, I see that there are a lot of artists and writers on here. I went to college as well but for CRIJ. I have had some achievements that would be good to mention but I would say the best thing that I have done with my life so far is to come out of a bad neighborhood clean and alive and make it to a point in my life where I am fairly well off and have 4 wonderful, well most of the time, kids LOL. If I can make a difference in their lives then I would like to think I did something good with my life.

  27. Hi, I’m David and my costume construction skills are on display in films including X-Men, Chicago, Cinderella Man and Hairspray and I have designed costumes and scenery for over 200 plays and musicals in Canada.

  28. Hi, I’m Neil (my screen name is Gaelic for “Big Neil”) and I think the coolest creative thing I ever did is a fanfic novella in which Superman and The Shadow join forces to foil a Nazi spy ring in 1938. Of course, with those two copyrighted characters I couldn’t publish it via conventional means, so I posted it on this fanfic site: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4086098/1/Shadows-of-Steel-A-ShadowSuperman-Adventure

    I tried really hard to give it a period feel that would be true to the old Shadow pulp novels and Golden Age Superman comics and the old 1940s Superman radio show. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, please go read it and tell me what you think.

  29. Hi I’m Elizabeth, and I just finished the first draft of my novel. Now, on to the chasing and finishing!

  30. Hi, I’m Daniel, and I have created a very extensive fantasy world and parts of a story set in it.

  31. Call me Eric, and I am so proud of the picture I got of a rosebud
    unfurling each of it’s first five petals at the dame time.

  32. Hey, I’m Andrew, and I’m a husband and father of three boys. I am most recently rebuilding my career after taking a chance and having it blow up in my face. Things are good now, but it took me a little time to remember what was most important in my life and that was family. I discovered Heromachine after I lost my job and am very appreciative for the positive feedback that I recieve from you guys on my creations. So, you can say that this community has been my soul food to get back on my feet. So if I haven’t said it before, Thanks and Cheers to all!

  33. Jeff, this sharing day is the most awesome one you have done yet. I say you let it run the weekend. Thanks!

  34. I also want to add I tried a new style- Visual Kei, and it did not turn out bad! Here is 1 example:
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/Nov%20challenge/KericsKimmie.jpg

  35. Hi, I’m Chris and I am a 14 year cancer survivor!!

  36. Hi, Hero Lovelies. I’m Joe. I recently started my first ever non-fandom writing project, and my first ever foray into the world of fantasy. National Novel Writing Month has me all a tizzy!

  37. Just Joe:
    Hi, Hero Lovelies. I’m Joe. I recently started my first ever non-fandom writing project, and my first ever foray into the world of fantasy. National Novel Writing Month has me all a tizzy!

    Hurray! as a fellow practitioner of Nano Wrimo I highly approve and recommend it to everyone who ever thought about writing a book.

  38. Just recently, well, a year ago I was surprised to see a poem I’d written in my school’s creative writing anthology. It seems like my creative writing professor had turned it in to them and forgot to tell me!

  39. I love to draw, and this is something I did a little while ago…

    http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a495/Rick_Slechter/dragon.jpg

  40. Kaylin88100: Congratulations! (That’ll be me in 6 years’ time or so – well, maybe not the same uni, but the same country!)

    Thank you, Kaylin! Good luck with your future in academics!

    Jeff Hebert:
    Congratulations, Hanna!

    Thank you, Jeff!

  41. StrangerousRex

    Hi, I’m Chris and I’d like to say I’ve achieved a thing I think is pretty cool and completed some projects i’m proud of. I finished a collection in the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game (something I never managed before) and I’ve recently created a nice gameworld and a load of unique character builds for my D&D Group which went over really well. In all I’m just glad my friends enjoy what I spend effort on making :D

  42. Myro: Hi, I’m Derek, and I’ve had a few minor (maybe better than minor) victories recently that I can take a bit of pride in:* I managed to finally get out from under around $30 000 in debt earlier this year.* Finished my first major writing project in years (a 17 000+ word detective story)* Been able to maintain a practical sleeping schedule for almost 2 weeks now. This might not sound impressive to some, but as someone that’s had chronic insomnia for over a decade, this has been the longest I’ve been able to maintain a healthy standard of sleep in about as long,.

    keep up the good sleep your doin’ a wonderful job!In all seriousness,that is awesome !Sleep is beautiful,If I could I would never wake up!But then again that would mean I was dead?!

  43. djuby: Hi, I’m David and my costume construction skills are on display in films including X-Men, Chicago, Cinderella Man and Hairspray and I have designed costumes and scenery for over 200 plays and musicals in Canada.

    um,as if you couldn’t be any cooler?