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How has 12oz/graffiti impacted your life?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GucciCondom, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    For some people maybe this place is just some bullshit message board where they like to post irrelevant things, or for others maybe it is much more.

    What, if anything, has being a member of this board, or if you write, being a writer, done to change you?

    Some examples of mine.

    Graffiti as a whole has taught/given me a lot.

    First, it was the only thing in my life where I saw it one day, said I want to learn that shit, and successfully did so.
    It taught me to have patience and to work at something and eventually it would all come together. It taught me to appreciate art. To appreciate others styles. And it just gave me a unique hobby that not many can do or even understand and I feel that it sets me apart from people.

    And being a member of 12oz has also given positively to my life in many ways.
    I have been on these boards for about 3 years, but never really posted until I had this handle.

    I started coming here when I was about 14. I was always a smart kid, but just with school. I didn't know shit about the world.

    Coming here and reading through everything has definatly contributed to me being a much different person.

    -I went from listening to mtv-rap to listening to good hiphop because of this place.
    -I went from hating books to reading a lot of books because of this place.
    -I went from just watching popular movies with a lot of action to watching movies and documentaries that actually make you think because of this place.
    -I learned a lot about life and how to deal with things from reading through threads where people would post serious problems that happen to them and such.
    -Reading through all the discussions about whatever they may be about always helped to give me a better understanding of things.
    -Plus just the small things like seeing news articles or movie reviews that I would have probably never been aware of had it not been posted on 12oz.

    I know that things probably wouldn't have had such an impact on an older person, but coming up at that age where your mind is still very open and a lot can change, I would say 12oz and the whole graffiti scene has changed me to a different person.

    Being with all the people I know who don't have a fucking clue about ANYTHING proves to me that, had I not went out on my own and taught myself graff and went out and sucked up as much information and insight about everything as I could, I would just be another clueless fuck.

    Thank you vandalism and thank you 12oz.
     
  2. Deist

    Deist Guest

    wow, you nailed it.
     
  3. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    It has sucked anything that was once pure out of me
     
  4. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    Means nothing to me, something to do while at work or downloading files. That is all.
     
  5. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    Haha yeah I figured most people wouldn't be feeling my post, but I guess coming up as a young suburban kid all this shit has had more of an impact on me.

    Not so much anymore though, 12oz has gone downhill.
     
  6. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    graffiti has definatly impacted my life. i had an internship at microsoft lined up, but now will have to wait until my felonies are expunged. cant hate on it too much though, ive made some damn good friends through it and i think it gives you more guts.

    ive learned about some good bands through 12oz and realized my girlfriend will pretty much do anything in front of a camera.
     
  7. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    :lol: Priceless.
     
  8. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Felonies expunged? How are you gonna manage that one?

    I like this site but I dont usually travel outside of channel 0. Just for the most part that I dont really look at other peoples graffiti. I do my own thing and try to keep it as pure as i can. I have read some interesting books and seen some interesting movies because of this place. Being one of the first people to find out about this site so many years ago, it has sucked so many hours of my life away... I can't even count that high.

    This place is pretty cool I guess.
     
  9. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    In Oregon you can get them expunged depending on the crime. I know a cat who got popped writing and his felonies are getting expunged when he finishes his fines/community service/probation.
     
  10. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    God bless Oregon..
     
  11. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    Yeah, I'm moving to Oregon!

    12oz has sucked up more of my free time than I care to give.
     
  12. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    well, first the 12oz question.

    I would say that i have met a lot of cool people off here, some in person, some just phone calls, others just aim, but i still consider them to be friends, or e-friends that are pretty cool. THey still offer up places for me to stay in every state, which most of the heads are welcome to from me if they need it, most are cool. I mean, me and gambers are gonna meet up in atlanta when he comes, i have a few friends comin out sometime soon, casek, mltfantom, makeithappen, and a few others.

    Now, graffiti deffanitly has. I think its the one stable thing goin for me, i mean school and all, but there will always be "damn, imma go paint" no matter what state or time of day. I have met some amazing people through it, and it gives me a completely different view on life and things. Ive become a bit of a rail fan, and look at almost every train i see, flick lots.

    So, yes, both have changed me
     
  13. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Yo, Gucci, I feel your post large. I’m glad that 12oz has had such a positive influence on you. I also feel you on the graffiti part. It is pretty cool how something that was so foreign to me one day become a giant part of my life. I realize that the negative things that graffiti has done for me outweigh the positives but even negatives can be positive experiences. I guess one positive would be some of the good friends and connections I have made.

    Oh yeah, and my buddy was saying how I have a lot of buddies. Because I’m like, “yeah, my buddy told me that there will be a PrAlien in the AVP flick.” He’s like, “What buddy?” and I’m like “This dude, El…nevermind.”
     
  14. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    I'm glad to have some good responses.

    And I always do that WeaponX, I constantly have to explain what 12oz is, or where I met this person.
     
  15. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    graffiti has changed my life so much it would take a long time to explain all the ways it's done so.

    i consider my 12oz time just an extension of all those changes, cuz i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for graffiti.


    the major changes have come from meeting people, travelling, getting better at what i do
    and being involved in graf shows and events.
     
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