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Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 21:50

I found this interesting, its from 2001 --> Why did you join the Asylum?

Not being around back then. I would have to say I found the Asylum while looking at cool background images for my desktop at Ozones.com and I came across the Philosophy and Silliness Section and found the people to be very interesting. Anyway...my little baby is crying...see ya.

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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:17

To meet chicks.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:21

To meet DL.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:21

I hear chicks dig Insane Asylums, and people named after a gun from star wars.

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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:27

At first I came to talk with some JS freaks. That was at the time Slime released his JavaScript raytracer, and I was about to release 3D TOMB. And I found much more reasons to stay than just the JS freaks.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:40

Some dude posted about it in other forum when I was looking for PS tutorials.

Something else

Sexy Demoness cel

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:42

I stumbled on the Asylum when seeking nerds to share my passions with.... All I found was a strange building in which somebody had painted the walls orange, the doctors were selling black pills and a mad torturer was hiding in the basement muttering incoherent sentences about "shock therapy"... I still wonder why I liked the place ;-)

If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 22:52
I still wonder why I liked the place

mmmh, the tentacle porn ?

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 02-12-2005 23:09

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 02-12-2005 23:11

I'm actually a script on a server. I grab emails from threads.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 02-12-2005 23:25

Moon Shadow: désolé

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 02-13-2005 02:18

I fell asleep in front of the computer whilst trying to figure out what PhotoShop could do. When I awoke I was here! Some nice people showed me to my cell and said they would help me understand the voices in my head. They took notes and a photograph
just after giving me my first Black Pill. I then promised the Doc that I would do the all the Asylum gardening if I was shown just some of the mysteries of PS.
I then locked myself away in my tastefully padded cell with the Doc's Hands On Medicine Book and I've been blissfully happy ever since.
Now the voices in my head are singing and I am never going to leave.

:::tao::: ::cell::

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 02-13-2005 02:55
The secret to programming is not intelligence, though of course that helps. It is not hard work or experience, though they help, too. The secret to programming is having smart friends. (from http://www.pacifict.com/Story/ )

That is why I joined the Asylum.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

(Edited by Iron Wallaby on 02-13-2005 02:56)

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Beyond that line...
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 02-13-2005 03:32

... just kidding actually my story with the Asylum goes farther back than what my 'Insane Since' date says! I joined the Asylum around 2001-02 by the name of darknosis. I was new to Photoshop back then (well not that new had been using the software since 98) and needed some help I believe it was chrome that I was 'in' in those days. Anyways I don't remember who but someone in the Asylum made me feel bad about something... I think it was Suho... maybe or it could be Slime I don't remember so anyways I left the Asylum like a little baby noted that I wasn't of much then nw I'm more mature than then. 'Twirth my return I vowd to hunt down and teach whoever that person was a lesson... if I can only remember that name!!!

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: New York, USA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 02-13-2005 07:19

I actually played around on Doc's main site for atleast a year, then I stumbled upon HandsOn, then I found this place while trying to find some tips on Photoshop (Like just about everybody else) after about after I had found Doc's main site, and took the wrong pill and was forced to stay... =)

:: WWW || Contact || Deviations || ThoughtPrism ::

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Columbia MS USA
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 02-13-2005 17:34

A guy I know online named GraFFiX pointed me here when I was asking some website related questions. Then I found mr.max who was the smartest and talented human on the planet. I don't visit as much as I should anymore.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. --Groucho Marx

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 02-13-2005 18:51

I got here from Google... somehow...
The place looked nice and I could smell those black pills. I can't remember what those black pills smelled like at first, but I know it was good at the time, now I don't notice the smell. When I was here my fist day, I submitted my site to the reviews, at that time, I didn't realize how crappy my site really was (syntax wise), now I'm all standard XHTML in just about every project from that time on. But, yeah, I got here from Google.

[edit] Bleh... Some comma and spelling. [/edit]

(Edited by zavaboy on 02-13-2005 18:53)

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 02-13-2005 23:50

In the old days the good doctor edited and contributed on an book, which he don't want to be remembered by, thus i looked for his site, found the asylum and never checked out again.

Support Justice for Pat Richard

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cEll 513, west wing of the ninth plain
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 02-14-2005 16:52


let's see .. I've been watching Doc since 1995 .. found his site during a college class that I wasn't suppose to be attending and the teacher happen to put Doc's site on the main screen for the whole class to check out the cool javascript at play here .. and since then going back and forth to this place .. and then finally had noticed he started a forum and WHAM! .. the first to have a padded cell .. with even more pillows to rest my insane head on .. no not that one ladies .. [innocent grin]

needless to say I'm a stocker ... muhhhahahaahahahahaaaa

no really this place just needed someone to take out the trash and thats where I came in ..

.::. cEll .::. 513

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 02-14-2005 20:03

I was looking for answers to questions I had about php programming and stumbled across a link to this place. I had already been to Doc's site with all the amazing Photoshop work and DHTML about a year before so I was shocked to find out that I had been missing out on this forum for so long.....

I was studying for a web programming/admin degree when I first came here, but when it was all said and done I learned more Javascript and PHP here than anywhere else. I love this place, it is one of the reasons I now get paid to play on computers!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 02-14-2005 20:36

am I the only person who had never seen Doc's websites before being interned in the Asylum ?

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 02-14-2005 20:43

Heh could be!

I found ozones.com back in 97. Started doing web development back then and didn't know really what javascript was capable at that point.

Joined the early version of the board mostly for javascript help and some photoshop. (Back then it was co-hosted I believe before UBB).

.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Uranus
Insane since: Aug 2003

posted posted 02-15-2005 08:35

I finally joined after years of lurking. I actually think it was a thread about lurkers that made me finally sign up

In anycase, now I am an official lurker.


Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 02-15-2005 09:37

Back in -97 -98 when I got truly into the web I got to know ppl at a forum that went totally commercial, the core ppl went over to TopazDesigns forums at http://devras.com/tdf/ and Bob Pankalas place, www.teamphotoshop.com from there I got hooked on Anders Quickers interfaces at http://www.aqa-d.se/ from there it wasn't long befor I stumbled on the Doc's place...

Since forums and communication are some of the the biggest things of the net for me I found the forum, the rest as they say, is history


{cell 260} {Blog}
-{ “The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.” (-Barlow, John Perry) }-

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 02-15-2005 10:01

Came initially for the site reviews - thought I'd learn some code
Even though I'm now proud to have a number, I still feel a bit like a lurker; except in the photograpy forum
I feel priveliged to keep such company and I'm slowly learning; not a day goes past that I think - doh - that's how ya do it. Like brain surgery - easy as when you've done it a few times

[sense] Organisation is anathema to organisations [/sense]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 02-15-2005 10:28

I joined the GurusNetwork first, and learned of OzoneAsylum through there.

The rest is history.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 02-15-2005 10:50

I joined up in early 2000, after having lurked for any period of time. I simply dived right in. This was the first forum I ever joined, and I have never had cause to reget it. I started off in photoshop, proved how entirely inept I am there, moved into 3D, likewise, now I just administer the place, and try to keep the peace wherever I can (which, those who have seen me verbally tear people a new one can tell you, is ironic, really).

Justice 4 Pat Richard

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 02-15-2005 16:44

When I first bought PS I found Doc's tutorials somehow and then stumbled upon the Asylum from there.

At first I joined to get advice on my website. I lurked for a while and then finally posted asking for crits on a new page I was working on. Then for some odd reason I stuck around. Guess I'm just a sadist.


(Edited by krets on 02-15-2005 16:46)

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Back in West Texas... How disappointing
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 02-15-2005 21:18
poi said:

am I the only person who had never seen Doc's websites before being interned in the Asylum ?

Nope, I found the Asylum before seeing any of Doc's sites too. I don't remember what tangent I happened to be on the day I found this place, but I lurked around for awhile before claiming a cell of my own (which has been somewhat abandoned lately). What kept me coming back though were the piles of great code snippets that I kept running across. Besides the resources available here, there always seemed to be someone who could help out when you ran across a problem you could figure out.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Borneo Island
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 02-16-2005 07:26


Honestly, I don't know why...

cell 799

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: 2 steps away from a los angeles curb
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 02-16-2005 11:07

I hade a question and the damn button wouldnt let me post anonymously. Damn facist pigs. I knew this place was up to no good from the get go. I lurked for about ten maybe fifteen minutes and just knew you people were sick.


I don't know why I stay. No one here really uses filters. It's all about;

"studying the world about you"
"draw what you see"
"use css"
"standards this and standards that"
"does god really exist"
"does WS really exist"

Dammit I'm tired of the plattitudes! I want the "incredible artistic creativity filter" I know mahqa has one, I suspect tao has one too, Oh and don't even get me started on those new guys with the 3d animation short...

Oh and that warmage guy with the detailed understanding of blend layers and composites?

Damn all you people and your talent!

Oh an what about The Grand Poobah himself? pfft, I'll bet he has 'secret' filters he uses and just made up all the ttorial stuff to throw us off track... Friggin weirdos... pixel by pixel you taunt me with your superior talent... ohh, one day though... one of these days... huh? what was that noise? what happened to my voice... WHAT's HAPPENING!?

Is This Thing On?

Webbing; the stuff that sticks to your face.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lago Paranoá
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 02-16-2005 13:34

Well, I don't remember why I joined the Asylum. But I am almost sure that I had a nick, prior to viol, and I joined the Asylum sometime before I signed as viol, but I forgot both the nick and the password. So, I signed again as viol to never forget.


White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 02-16-2005 22:14

In one day I found two things within the Asylum:

1) ...a solution to a perplexing problem that I had.

2) ...a perplexing problem to which I had a solution.

It was a match made in heaven.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 02-17-2005 04:58

I was running from some people and made it back to my flat but a strange gas knocked me out and I woke up here. Everytime I try to leave a large bal captures me and dumps me back here.

Somehow it is all connected with SchitzoBoy's underwear.


The Emperor dot org | Justice for Pat Richard | FAQs: Emperor | Site Reviews | Reception Room

if I went 'round saying I was an Emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Beyond that line...
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 02-17-2005 06:32

*sniff sniff*

Hmmmm I wonder who's cell is this... smells familiar... ... ... I'm watching this door...

THE HUNT CONTINUES!!!! ooo pink pill... colorful!

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 02-22-2005 19:29

To meet pixels.

: . . DHTML Slice Puzzle : . . .

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: columbus, ohio, usa
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 02-23-2005 06:43

I was led here by my wife (Zenfrodo) after she stumbled across the Hands On Tutorials site. I lurked for a bit and decided to join after seeing the sig competitions.

Life's too short to put up with bad art.

(Edited by Moth on 02-23-2005 06:44)

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 02-23-2005 07:36

I was quite green at PS and had a question. Its still around, but it looks like all the pics are down. Yeesh, that was around 4.5 years ago. (that was before black pills existed!)

I was amazed at how much the people put into helping me out if i had a question...

As far as PS goes... a few of the members here make me think i am still green at it.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 02-24-2005 15:07

I don't even remember exactly when I got here... sometime in 2001 or 2002. I was learning to use PS, like so many others, and stumbled onto The Doc's home page and tutorials, the gurusnetwork and the hands on stuff... Then somehow I got here...

I stayed because of the overwhelming level of intelligence hidden behind some really nutty banter... Lurking in these halls are some of the smartest computer geeks I've ever come across. When I have questions, I always get an answer that works.

I also stuck around because of the broadness of opinion showing up in the philosilly forum...

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 02-24-2005 16:56
I also stuck around because of the broadness of opinion showing up in the philosilly forum

Hehe..nice touch!

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