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    Today is...

    (Edit, 2011: Today is actually Sept. 10th, but I think I'm going to spend tomorrow avoiding TVs, radios, and computers. Be good to each other, everybody.)

    September 11th, 2005.

    I painted this in December of 2001, but thought I'd post it today.

    Today is...

    Last edited by Elwell; September 11th, 2011 at 12:27 AM.

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    simple yet strong imagery
    nicely done Tristan

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    *Thread needs more attention*


    Thanks for sharing! It's a beautiful piece.

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    Wow, that is really symbolically gorgeous Tristan, a beautiful homage to those who died.

    I still remember back to that day, it was unbelievable, like out of a movie or something, seemed so surreal.

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    Beautiful!

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    Amazing painting, Elwell; messages with it on so many levels. it's still very wierd to me to think back to that day and realize 4 years have actually passed since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo
    I still remember like it was yesterday watching on live television
    I was 17 years old back then, and thought it was a movie trailer!

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    I can't beleive how long ago that was. I was still in highschool. I did'nt even realize it was the 11th. There's a marvel comics tribute book of comic artists drawing scenes to commemorate. some very touching stuff in there. I have to read that again.

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    it's really unreal how long ago that already is.
    in memoriam miserabili.

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    so? it's also many people's birthdays, many people's anniversaries, many people's dying days.

    i've just, never really cared. until i saw ground zero in new york. then i realised how big it was. but it's stupid that there're building a memorial tower there. it just hits me as wasted money and space.

    p.s anybody notice that the two towers' silouette spelled out the number 11? it's a little freaky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken lizard
    i've just, never really cared. until i saw ground zero in new york. then i realised how big it was. but it's stupid that there're building a memorial tower there. it just hits me as wasted money and space.

    p.s anybody notice that the two towers' silouette spelled out the number 11? it's a little freaky.
    IDD. Conspiracy theory~

    It's still a tragedy though. That's a beautif design, Elwell.

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    broken lizard,

    I see from yout profile that you just turned thirteen. Assuming that's actually true, allow me to offer you a little bit of fatherly advice:

    Shut

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    nice picture

    i completely forgot about sept. 11th...untill this thread reminded me

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    Great painting of such a sad event...

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    Sad day indeed, but it seems september 11th has been underminded by hurricane katrina. no one i know really rembers today is september 11th ...has it happened already that shift. you know like you can ask anyone what happend on september 11th and theyll tell you but if you ask someone how usa got involved in wwi theyll be absolutely clueless... that kind of shift . godbless the families and anyone else who had to endure pain because of those terrorist.

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    such simplicity with mad story telling skills there, damn

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    I just watched this award-winning documentary of the two french brothers who were there at this time actually to make a movie about the fire department...

    I watched it the first time shortly after the disaster and yesterday the second time...

    I recommend it to everyone who wants to know how it was like to be right there when it happened...

    ps: Elwell...i think if the melted wax were at the inner side of the candle it would look more like a tear (since tears come out there usually)...nevertheless a very nice piece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArlandoBattle
    you know like you can ask anyone what happend on september 11th and theyll tell you but if you ask someone how usa got involved in wwi theyll be absolutely clueless...
    you realize that you're comparing 9/11 to WWI right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    broken lizard,

    I see from yout profile that you just turned thirteen. Assuming that's actually true, allow me to offer you a little bit of fatherly advice:

    Shut

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    Up.
    how

    about

    no.

    does it matter if i'm thirteen or not?
    before you checked my profile how old did you think i was?

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    Broken Lizard- If you can't understand the pain thousands and thousands of people experienced because of September 11th, as thousands of people lost family members, then you are rather ignorant.

    Elwell- I think that picture is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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    sorry. i hardly got any info on the subject 'round here. we're all misinformed. but i still think we should get over it all ready. we got saddam. osama's probably raving mad and extremely malnourished if he's even alive. so quit crying over spilt milk already, people.

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    very nice Tristan. love ya man. broken lizard: that kind of attitude is just the type of thing that could get ya banned. please, no matter what your hormones are telling you, please be a little more sensitive toward others. a lot of people died in that shit, realize you really do come off like a major asshole by talking shit like that. please be good and respecful towards others, and you will find that people will reciprocate.-c36

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    sorry. i kinda realised i'm being a real jerk right now. so, please, everybody call me an idiot or whatever. i now realise i deserve it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    you realize that you're comparing 9/11 to WWI right?
    or am i.
    i was trying to make the point of history "dissapearing" from society. in no way did i aim to compare wwi to 9/11.

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    Beautiful piece! My brother and his wife was in the towers the day before they were destroyed and lived in a hotel very near. We were sick of worrying, so far away and all we saw was fire and smoke right where they were staying. They were ok, but soon after we started to realize just how many people were killed, oh man.
    broken lizard - it will be my pleasure to call you a fucking idiot! If you dont know shit, dont talk. And dont post in this thread again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken lizard
    does it matter if i'm thirteen or not?
    Yes. It's completely OK to be clueless at thirteen. The important thing is to realize that you're clueless.


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    woah, this happened in 2001?

    didn't seem like that long ago. i remember watching the news in my architechtural drafting class. we were actually going over the tensile, shear and compression strenth of different steels, and also some stuff about ANSI standards.

    kinda strange and ironic, when i think about it.

    yeah, and at 16 years old, i didn't care that much. first thing i did was fold up a paper airplane and throw it, and laugh. like an idiot. jeeeez. *slaps forhead*

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken lizard
    sorry. i hardly got any info on the subject 'round here. we're all misinformed. but i still think we should get over it all ready. we got saddam. osama's probably raving mad and extremely malnourished if he's even alive. so quit crying over spilt milk already, people.
    ...no really, feel free to shut up right about now.

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    Sept. 11th, 2001.

    I came into the office, turned on the radio, and the dj was going on about "the truly dramatic events in New York on this remarkable day..." No mention of what had just happend. They then went into their music.

    I recall this vividly. I could tell he was shaken, so I went into the living room (working at home has its advantages) and turned on the t.v.

    Oh. Fuck. That is what he was talking about. I think I watched t.v. for four days straight trying to grasp what happend.

    I'm sometimes stunned by the historic events that I've witnessed, that we all have, really, in recent years. And I think of what the world was like when I was a kid and what I thought it would be like when I got to be an adult, and I think about what the world is like now that *I* have kids and what it will be like when *they're* adults...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    ps: Elwell...i think if the melted wax were at the inner side of the candle it would look more like a tear (since tears come out there usually)...nevertheless a very nice piece...
    No, its ok, when you cry, the tears form in the inner part but they slide over to the sides and fall from the more external part. But I'm not positive on it.

    A very strong image.

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