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Old 08-19-2011, 03:56 AM
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Whew... It's been wayyyyyy too long since my last forum post (sometime shortly after the Seattle meet-up). Work took on an unexpected travel component, and I've been on the road and working absurd hours, meeting with customers, etc. I hate it (the travel). Additionally, I received an unexpected--and unwanted!--promotion, after which I suspect more of this sort of thing will be headed my way. Consequently, while some would be jazzed about the recognition, I'm looking for new work, either inside or outside of the company. We'll see. It's depressing!

...but I've been thinking about Avatar a lot, and after receiving Alan's amazing video of the Seattle meet-up, I realized I had to start making time to stop by and keep celebrating the awesomeness that is Avatar (Thanks again, Alan! That was a much-needed wake-up call!).

On long flights and on long sits in empty meeting rooms, hotel rooms, and elsewhere, I actually did quite a bit of Avatar fanfic writing. I've got six fanfics now, in various states of completion, and am hoping to polish off one or two in the coming weeks. I also arrived home last weekend to my shipment of lenticular sheet lenses, which, together with color laser prints of the left/right images from the 3D Avatar Blu-ray, I hope to make into some 3D postcards and 8x10's for the walls in my office. I'll let you all know how that goes!

Anyway: I hope I am back. I need more Avatar! In fact, I don't think I've ever longed for the sequel more than I do now! Gah! Where's a DeLorean and some Plutonium when you need it!

-Aaron
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:27 AM
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You got a promotion and it's depressing? Your career must suck, sorry.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:50 AM
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You got a promotion and it's depressing? Your career must suck, sorry.
It would seem so! No...

The core of my creative being is an engineer, and promotions in my line of business do have a nasty tendency to take a person away from the things that got them excited about the job to begin with. Truthfully, I've been working on the same product, same team, etc., for almost 13 years, so this is not a sudden thing, rather it's more like the last straw. It's time for a change!
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:11 AM
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Ever tried telling one of them you don't want a promotion?
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:50 AM
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6 fanfics? Wow that's quite an accomplishment tsmukan, even if they might not all be finished.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:17 AM
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Well done ol' bean.

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Old 08-19-2011, 01:15 PM
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6 fanfics? Wow that's quite an accomplishment tsmukan, even if they might not all be finished.
Yes indeed -- good for you, Aaron! And welcome back to ToS, tsmukan.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:46 PM
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Irayo, ma smuk! Good to be back around.

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6 fanfics? Wow that's quite an accomplishment tsmukan, even if they might not all be finished.
They're all single-chapter, to be clear! I finally caved and wrote my first Neytiri + Jake "love fanfic." It's not explicit, but rather just sweet (I think), so I'm trying to polish that one first. Fingers crossed! I love to write, but I have a terrible time with that last layer of polish.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:12 PM
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:56 AM
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Welcome back, ma tsmukan - we missed you.

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It would seem so! No...

The core of my creative being is an engineer, and promotions in my line of business do have a nasty tendency to take a person away from the things that got them excited about the job to begin with. Truthfully, I've been working on the same product, same team, etc., for almost 13 years, so this is not a sudden thing, rather it's more like the last straw. It's time for a change!
Ouch, seems a bit annoying to be promoted out of work you enjoyed - I can understand, I know I would not be suited to travel and meetings and such. Good luck with the change then
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:12 AM
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