So... a lot has gone down since I last popped up here properly. I guess I should... *phone buzzes* Huh? *Checks phone*
Phone Message: Level Up! Congrats for 5 Years on DeviantART. Your rank is Veteran.
2.3 million minutes.
JimmyT1996 has 25,406 pageviews in total; their 193 journals and the 324 deviations in their gallery were viewed 22,598 times. JimmyT1996 watches 635 deviants (Holy S#!T that's a lot), while 95 deviants watch JimmyT1996.
Overall, their deviations received 639 comments and were added to deviants' favourites 357 times, while JimmyT1996 made 4,966 comments, about 2.71 comments per day since joining DeviantArt. This means that JimmyT1996 gave 78 comments for every 10 received.
The deviation with the most comments is 300!!! with 73 comments, while the most favourited one is Nissan Skyline Line Art, with 9 favourites. The most viewed deviation is Seacrest County Police Audi R8 with 826 views.
6 favourites were given for every 10 comments.
Every 5.6 days JimmyT1996 uploads a new deviation, and it's usually on a Sunday, when 107 (33%) of deviations were submitted.
The busiest month was September 2011 when 61 (19%) deviations were submitted.
The majority of deviations are submitted to the digitalart gallery (128), while the favourite category was vehicles > terrestrial with 107 deviations.
Comments per deviation: 1.97
Favourites per deviation: 1.1
Views per deviation: 69
Comments per day: 0.34
Favourites per day: 0.19
Deviation views per day: 12
Pageviews per day: 13
*Puts phone away* Ooooookaaaaay theeeeeen...
So in 5 years I've amassed 25k pageviews and just under 100 people watching me. Not bad. Then again, I wasn't really aiming to become popular. Anyways, to update you guys on the status of my life.
GRADUATION AND LEAVING HIGH SCHOOL
Okay, this was a big one. It felt so weird leaving school, having free time up my sleeve. I went through a wave of emotions just thinking of the notion that I'm leaving a safe environment and in about 3 months time thrown into the big wild world. Then again, playing video games does have it's limits in terms of things becoming stale and boring. I've started to become a lot more mature in how I act and am taking a lot more responsibilities around the house like chores and tasks such as grocery shopping. I have to tell you, it fells weird being classified as an adult.
About 5 weeks ago I started what's called an 'Advanced Diploma in Professional Game Development (Art)'. Basically, I'm learning how models in games are created using industry standard equipment and programs such as Autodesk Maya and Photoshop CC. I'm enjoying the course so far, developing my skill set and knowledge from squat to being able to creating a basic 3D object (like an apple) to creating, unwrapping and texturing a fantasy vehicle from scratch. When the models are finished, I'll post them up so that you guys can see.
NEW WORKSPACE AND TOYS
Well, when I mean new, I mean a revamp. A family friend was getting rid of an old desk that they had used when they were working. I was in dire need of a new desk, as the shelving unit that served as my desk was flimsy and could've toppled at any moment. I now have a much more open space to place all my PC gear over. I now run 2 monitors, thanks to a GeForce NVIDIA GTX 950 Ti, and have required my first drawing tablet; a Wacom Intuos Pro. I'm super stoked about it and can't wait to try it out. I may potentially start drawing Thrasher more. I also have a 1TB portable hard-drive to store all my course work on.
DiRT 3 Complete Edition
Driver San Francisco
Dust: An Elysian Tail
GT Power Expansion
Jet Set Radio
Need For Speed The Run
Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 (Game was free, paid for DLC)
RACE 07 Formula RaceRoom Addon
RACE Caterham Expansion
RACE The WTCC Game
RACE The Retro Expansion
STCC The Game
Street Racing Syndicate
The Crew: Wild Run Expansion
The WTCC 2010
As you can see, I have purchased a LOT of games since I last chatted here. Not only that, but I've played the beta on PC for Tom Clancy's The Division as well as ordered the limited edition of NEED FOR SPEED 2015 for PC, which comes out in 10 FREAKING DAYS!!! It can't come sooner. (I know the handling is shoddy, but I don't care.) I've also been playing a lot more PVP games with my mates online, one of which who has been making YouTube videos of let's plays which I've attempted to participate in. I've also started to edit videos for his channel, but haven't gotten around to finishing any of them, as they still need a commentary over the top, which is something I'm not the best at.
NEW ID, ICON, SOCIAL MEDIA
Before the whole 'core' stuff, I procured myself a 1 month premium membership, to fix a couple of things that had been niggling at me. First, the Username. When I first started on dA, I have the handle 'JT89006', in reference to a login at my first high school. Now, I've switched to 'JimmyT1996', a combo of my nickname and the year I was born in. I have also changed my icon to a 'JT', which I custom created myself with a custom raspberry red background. Next, I've started to become more engulfed in social media, specifically Twitter. I usually hang around there when I've got nothing else to do.
And that's about it. 5 years may seem like not much, but a lot can change in that short time frame. It certainly has for me. So I want to ask the question to you guys. What were you doing 5 years ago? How much has life changed since that time? And what do you think you'll be like in 5 years time? Let me know in the comment section below. Thanks for sticking around to the end of this long ass journal. For that, you can have a cookie!
Hope you guys have a wonderful day!