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5-19-08

5-19-08

Day 647 of 365 More.

Wow…

So, I say all the time that I never expected 365 to really take off the way it did. I would really have been happy if there were 20 people in the group on my first day, but now every time I look at the stats and see it’s over 8500 people all over the world, I am astounded.

The group has gotten so big and so amazing that a month ago, my mother decided to organize the members to pay tribute to me and my awesomeness.

Wow.

So I kind of expect my mother and Steph to do stuff like this, because for some crazy reason, they claim to actually love me. I even expect it of Jameel since he’s spent the better part of his adult life, laying in bed at night and dreaming that he might one day be the Maverick. I’m happy they participated, but its no surprise.

The real surprise is the other 130-odd people who have also copycatted one of my photos in the last 24 hours.

I’m sorry I can’t go through and comment on each and every one of you (just flipping through the pool and working on this pic ate up my whole night and kept me from working on the next episode of Cosmic Hellcats which I had planned on working on tonight (and if you aren’t reading my webcomic, shame on you. Go check it out now! End cheap plug…), but let me just say that viewing the whole thing really made my day. So thank you to all who participated.

When I first heard about this, my immediate thought was "hmm, I wonder how many catholic school girl pics there are going to be today?" I kinda guessed that there might be one from like_shipwrecks and I was was so sure that PhotoKat would do one, that I would have bet my life on it. But the entries from er3465, evaxebra and gaymay were nice surprises. And it was great going through the pool and seeing other people’s takes on all my other ideas.

So thank you to everyone who participated and feel free to make it a yearly occurrence. Maybe next year we’ll all get off work. πŸ™‚

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37 comments for “5-19-08

  1. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:19 am

    oh my god i love this.. hehe. i thought Nicole would do one too.. hehe

    i did a nude of yours. and i hope i did it SOME justice..

    good on you! x

  2. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Awesome! Thanks for the coolest project evah! Dude… love your mom! She is so cool!

  3. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Hehe! Thank YOU Mav. You’re the great leader of a great project!

  4. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:34 am

    You really started a huge phenomenon! Congrats!

  5. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:42 am

    lol I almost schoolgirled it too….then I decided I think of you more as thug pose you. so there you go.

  6. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Hahahaha, I love the collection of school girls. I decided to tarot card it myself because I fricken love that project of yours.

  7. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 4:05 am

    oh! and if all of flickr lived in one spot? You could lead a schoolgirl army. that would be rad.

  8. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 4:17 am

    I second this and offer to enlist. πŸ˜›

  9. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Again Mav, thanks for creating this great little group.

    You may not have had the original idea for taking a self portrait every day (i’m sure that idea has been around much longer than Flickr), but you took that idea and made a community out of it.

    And for that you deserve all the credit and yeah, you’re own Founder’s Day! Congrats!

  10. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Awwwww look at you and your harem! This whole thing was loads of fun! Love Ya Son!

  11. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 8:16 am

    So, for some reason, I didn’t get a flickrmailed invite, and was completely uninformed about this group. I took my photo and posted it and then James came home and told me about Mav day. And since you participated in MY special day, I felt terribly bad that I didn’t get to play.

    I’m sorry. I’m glad so many other people joined in!

  12. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I love this photo..it is very cool. You are very creative..in fact looking at your photostream..i have to say that your tarot card photos are very awesome. πŸ™‚ Thank you for creating a group that has helped me to become more creative and given me a new outlook on my life. πŸ˜€

  13. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Thank you so much for giving me a creative outlet when I would otherwise be sitting on my ass and doing nothing. It’s been so much fun and I have met some really awesome people, some in person!!
    Keep on Rockin!

  14. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Thanks for creating a group that has added more to my life than I had ever intended. It has been an awesome challenge…It’s a creative outlet…I’m breaking through personal comfort zones…and making wonderful friends. Bravo to you for opening the door to all that and more to so many people! Thank you.

  15. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Dude. I’m sorry I was too wiped to play along with this. I wish I’d had a little more time to prepare and of course the catholic schoolgirl shot was gonna be it for me. *sigh*

    you still totally win. And I’ll have to do that show for you sometime anyways (when I have a chance to do it right πŸ™‚

  16. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Ha! I made it into the "weird side" of the harum. Sweet.

  17. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 10:17 am

    i would want to stay away from those on the right too lol

  18. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hah! This is too rad. Sorry I didn’t get back to you yesterday, I passed out like an hour after I posted that and I’ve just woken up. Anyway, I’m glad you did it!

  19. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    OMG – THIS picture totally rocks! LOLOL!!! I think that your original of the schoolgirl pic was THE funniest, and soooo super creative!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us – and thanks for this terrifying ride called "365 Days!"
    πŸ™‚
    (damn – I just couldn’t find my knee socks for the schoolgirl pic……LOL!)

  20. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Awesome!!!

  21. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    way cool man~ so sorry i didn’t do a shot last nigh~ i really planned on it and got locked out of my house!!! You are a badass to say the least!!! Very greatful for the 365 project!

  22. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    nice, and thanks for starting the whole 365 thing πŸ™‚

  23. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Fabulous, Mav!! Thanx for including me!! :oD Are we going to make this a YEARLY event?!?!?

  24. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm
  25. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    nice.
    you are a lucky man

    *runs off to Stripper Depot for naughty school girl outfit*

  26. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    This is awesome, I knew you would do something cool. ANd I’m glad I didn’t let you down, or you could have like, DIED! πŸ˜‰ But, anything for you babe, you are our founding father. SO like, does that make you my "daddy"??? πŸ™‚

  27. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for the 365 – otherwise I might keep my damn clothes on all day.

  28. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Congrats again and Thanks!!!

  29. avatar
    May 20, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    alright, I took on the damn challenge after you said "It was the thought the counts" when I did not recreate this.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10447320@N02/2509709625/
    hehe cheers πŸ™‚ Happy Founder’s Day πŸ˜‰

  30. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Awesomeness abounds!

  31. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    wow, 8500 in that one group … plus there are other groups doing it too now, I’m in a 366 group – lovin’ it!

    My only fear … how do we stop?

    thanks for sparking the idea off, some days I get an idea and just can’t wait to shoot it, others I crap out with a snap shot, I’ve found the effort I put in has been enormously helpful to my shooting and style. And of course we get to make virtual budies and comment on others stuff.

    Funniest still is the fact that very few people would understand ‘why’ … or that there simply isn’t a why – its just for the fun of it.

    cheers.dCap

  32. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    @tiny donna: I saw! I was really happy with everyone’s entries. Thank you for caring enough to do them.

    @northshoreleo: you’re welcome and thank you.

    @lagreenfrog: thanks

    @sabine’s fotos: thank you

    @SaylaMarz: you know, there’s nothing limiting you to founder’s day. Just saying is all. πŸ˜› (yeah, I am not well. I know)

    @Cyan Del Mar: yeah, I have to get back to those. I am just way too busy. And thank you for saying that.I am quite proud of it.

    @That Damn Redhead: Please do. Both of you. i’d be the happiest man on earth.

    @Jim Lamb aka Travelinjim: thanks, Jim

    @lrayholly: thank you for putting it together.

    @jessi.: awww, that’s ok… you can tribute me anytime you like, hun. πŸ˜›

    @mickeysacks: πŸ™‚

    @evaxebra: yeah, I was hoping you wouldn’t mind. With the beird, I just couldn’t resist.

    @nicky’s_eye_view: hey… I’m hot, dammit! πŸ™‚

    @like_shipwrecks: I’m glad too. I think it turned out great. Thanks.

    @Babs1696: heh. Thank you.

    @er3465: thanks for being a part of it

    @*Kristene: thats ok. Thanks for the kind words.

    @|β€’β€’β€’Ninβ€’β€’β€’|: you’re welcome. Thank you.

    @gaymay: thanks for allowing me. And I certainly wouldn’t complain.

    @FW Sunshine: you’re welcome. Thank you.

    @Crystal Chroma: I hope there will be pics once you do.

    @PhotoKat: you know it babe. Does that mean I get to spank you? πŸ˜€

    @365bunnies: hehehe… that’s a benefit I never thought of.

    @randeclip: thank you.

    @between_the_bars: heh… see it worked out just fine. Thanks.

    @voicesbybrian: it does. Thank you.

  33. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    @dCapFoto: stop? heh… I’m on day 650. I have no idea how to stop. πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  34. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    lol
    well I’ll work on it! πŸ˜€

  35. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    @SaylaMarz: I may just have to fall in love with you, too… geeze I’m busy lately. πŸ™‚

  36. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    well now I have incentive!!

  37. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    @SaylaMarz: yay! the girls like me! oh wiat… you’re gay. Hmm… that’s not useful. πŸ˜‰

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