The past month of my life, and a special treat for this site! (This thread isn't about me dying)

Jesus christ, I must have been really into cola when I was 15.

Hey there folks, i'm Jack Saint. You might remember me as the upside-down picture of Matthew Perry you sometimes scroll past when you're browsing the forums. A picture, i'll clarify, I only chose because it happened to be one of the only pictures i've ever uploaded to this site... it was relevant to a blog post I wrote like three years ago about getting some cola or something? I was a 15-year-old chubby nerd, as if that wouldn't be the thing i'd want to talk about. Also I needed a change since my profile picture before this was Alyx Vance's cleavage, which was I think an ironic statement. My memory of myself is hazy, but I guess that means i'm not self-obsessed (or at least, no more self-obsessed than anyone who would write a blog-post about themselves).

Anyway, enough with that regrettable start; the point. GiantBomb has for years now been a weirdly important part of my life; the GOTY Podcast is one of the things I most look forward to during Christmas-time, my thursday and friday nights always end with a GB Stream, and pretty much every one of my bus-rides has the soundtrack of the Bombcast. I know that sounds super-sappy, but all those little details in my life that are taken up by GiantBomb really do start to add up when I think about it. The site might not matter a ton to my life, but it definitely matters. My earlier allusion to the fact that I was writing blog posts on the site at age 15 (3 years ago) should punctuate that i'm fairly attached.

So to put a bullet in a long story, I want to pay the guys back somewhat, and not just the guys but the community that supported the guys. For all the arguments i've had over the years with members of the GB community, on the whole you all seem very cool. So for that reason, the titular "last month of my life" becomes relevant, because a large part of it was spent making a present for you guys:

BOMBCAST ANIMATED, MOTHERFUCKERS.

My hope is to make not one but several of these bad boys, not only as practice for my own animating skills but also to show my support for the site and the community that has really affected the minutae of my life. I've just finished my last frame of Animated #1 last night, and rendering begins today. If all goes as planned, in the next couple of days you'll have a fresh serving of Bombination goodness.

And don't worry, i'll have good company while I wait to render.

I'm by no means a perfect animator, and by no means a perfect guy, but i'm hoping nowadays I can provide more for you all than talking mess about soft drinks on my blog.

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Edited by Genfuyung

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Posted by selfconfessedcynic

Good luck with the endeavour! I can't wait to see what you end up with.

Posted by WilliamHenry

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Same here. Really should have worded the thread title better.

Edited by Eidderf

Geez, I'll be honest I thought you were going to announce you were dying with a thread title like that.

Anyway I do some Flash animation work myself so I know how time consuming it can all be, the screenshots look promising though, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Posted by LackingSaint

@genfuyung said:

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Same here. Really should have worded the thread title better.

Haha, I never noticed! Alternatively, I totally noticed and was using the wording to bait people to read my blog (I swear that's not the case).

Edited by FunkasaurasRex

@williamhenry said:

@genfuyung said:

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Same here. Really should have worded the thread title better.

@eidderf said:

Geez, I'll be honest I thought you were going to announce you were dying with a thread title like that.

I guess we've all got death on the brain.

Edited by Turtlebird95

Yeah you should definitely rename that thread title.

Posted by RecSpec

Also thought you were dying, sorry about that.

Posted by LackingSaint

Yeah you should definitely rename that thread title.

I totally would if I could figure out how to change the name of my thread!

Edited by Fearbeard

Yep, I was expecting death when I came in here.

Posted by Jimbo

Jump!

Oh, you meant... never mind.

Posted by Synaptic

@genfuyung: real talk, i was expecting to get hit with some massive feels

Posted by NegativeCero

@williamhenry said:

@genfuyung said:

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Same here. Really should have worded the thread title better.

Haha, I never noticed! Alternatively, I totally noticed and was using the wording to bait people to read my blog (I swear that's not the case).

God damn you. I couldn't handle another one of those.

But congrats. I always enjoy seeing people put their creativity to work and sharing it. If the site brings that out, then its win-win.

Edited by SpaceRunaway

Not only that, I thought you were donating your remains to GB.

I look forward to seeing the final product though.

Posted by Oldirtybearon

@genfuyung said:

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

I had the exact same thought.

Posted by pyromagnestir

I had to reread the title like 3 times before I got what you were saying, and this is after having read your post.

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Posted by mellotronrules

change that 'L' in 'last' to a 'p' and you'll save a lot of duders a lot of feels.

Edited by LackingSaint

change that 'L' in 'last' to a 'p' and you'll save a lot of duders a lot of feels.

Never has not taking a second look at my title filled me with such regret.

Also there actually any way to rename the title of my post? It won't even let me edit.

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@synaptic said:

@genfuyung: real talk, i was expecting to get hit with some massive feels

Same here. I even went back and reread it after I commented to make sure I hadn't misread something.

Posted by Roger778

@oldirtybearon:

I'm breathing a sigh of relief right now. This guy should have described the title of this topic more clearly.

Posted by Clonedzero

I thought this was going to be a heart felt blog about a terminally ill community member

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Edited by myketuna

Everyone thought you were dying and now that we feel baited into reading your blog post and you're in fact NOT dying makes all of us feel like you should die.

I'm joking of course, but that thread title is a tad misleading. "What I've been doing for the last month, and a special treat for this site!" would be a better title. Then curiosity is the motivator to check out the thread and not "Oh man, poor duder is dying in a month! ...Oh, what the fuck!"

Regardless, I am looking forward to these animations. I like showing non-GB people these and try to get them into it. My success rate so far is 0%, but that'll change, I'm sure.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

I got a terrible feeling in my stomach as soon as I read the thread title D:

Edited by awesomeusername

Asshole. You scared the crap out of me. I clicked in here about to cry.

@synaptic said:

@genfuyung: real talk, i was expecting to get hit with some massive feels

Them feels bro

Posted by Jolt92

I was ready to get teary-eyed about an 18-year old dying, but man this was a lot happier. Phew.

Posted by KikkomanSA

If you think 15 year old you is weird, just wait until 30 year old you sees whatever you're making now!

Edited by LackingSaint

Again, my sincerest apologies for worrying anyone with the weirdly-worded title. If I knew how to change it, I really would!

Posted by Dalai

This could be pretty awesome. I hope you finish it before you die.

Posted by Brendan

Christ, could you not have chosen a better title? You gave me a heart attack.

Posted by Eidderf

@lackingsaint: You made a fatal mistake with that title, but I think we can lethal this behind us now.

Edited by TruthTellah

Oh man, I am so glad you're not dying. That title really had me worried. Heck, I had to get to the end of your post before I could rule out that you were dying...

This is cool of you and I look forward to the finished animation, but dammit, man.

(you can message a mod to edit the title if you want to)

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Posted by LackingSaint

Oh man, I am so glad you're not dying. That title really had me worried. Heck, I had to get to the end of your post before I could rule out that you were dying...

This is cool of you and I look forward to the finished animation, but dammit, man.

(you can message a mod to edit the title if you want to)

Thanks for the tip!

Edited by Tarsier

LOL i thought you were dying this was sad

Edited by insane_shadowblade85

I thought from the title... Dude, don't do that! I was actually kind of sad reading the title ;_;

Edited by JackSukeru

I read the title a couple of times before jumping in and guessed that it was probably only weirdly worded, but when reading the post I couldn't help but wonder "is this gonna end with him saying he's donating his organs to the benefit of the bombcrew?".

That aside I'm excited to see the animation you've been working on.

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Posted by LackingSaint

I'm beginning to think that this is a practical joke in which every single user on GiantBomb comes to this thread to tell me they thought I was dying.

Edited by Lego_My_Eggo

Not only that, I thought you were donating your remains to GB.

I look forward to seeing the final product though.

Now im just imagining the darkest mailbag ever.

Posted by Clonedzero

@spacerunaway said:

Not only that, I thought you were donating your remains to GB.

I look forward to seeing the final product though.

Now im just imagining the darkest mailbag ever.

by darkest you mean bestest right?

Edited by Demoskinos

@genfuyung said:

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Same here. Really should have worded the thread title better.

Thirded. I came in here expecting some fucked up cancer story.

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Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

@spacerunaway said:

Not only that, I thought you were donating your remains to GB.

I look forward to seeing the final product though.

Now im just imagining the darkest mailbag ever.

I imagine Ryan getting a dark kick out of that, as would I.

Edited by Demoskinos

Again, my sincerest apologies for worrying anyone with the weirdly-worded title. If I knew how to change it, I really would!

Click "Full Edit" on you original post. You can edit the title.

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Posted by TheHT

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

gods me too. phew!

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Posted by supamon

Phrasing dude.

Posted by ripelivejam

LIVE, DAMN YOU LIVE

Edited by golguin

@genfuyung said:

Jesus Christ, I thought this was about a giant bomb fan dying.

Same here. Really should have worded the thread title better.

I also thought this was about someone who was dying.

Edited by MistaSparkle

Holy shit, guy! The wording on that title is a bit misleading haha.

Awesome, though. Can't wait to see it!

Edited by dudeglove

We already had someone trying to kill themselves on this site a month ago; don't scare the GBers.

Edited by BeachThunder

You toyed with my emotions :'(

Edited by Bogitt

Don't do it dude, you've got so much to live for!

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