I remember seeing one of Edmund's first flashs.
- Ages 17+
Upon which I left a review of 10 and saying:
"Dude, don't waste time just making little shit like this. You can definatly create kick ass graphics. If any thing, you can have good success drawing backgrounds for people. Get some more this out here and do your thing. Just think up some cool plots or something and do it. You got talent. Don't waste it."
Which he responded:
"You have to understand that this was my 1st animation ever... i just submitted it because i want to show i could do more then retarded birds and sperm"
From that moment I was a big fan of Edmund's. This was in 2001 and over the course of the next year or so me, Ed and Danielle became as good as friends I think as people could over the internet and that were on opposite sides of the country.
I even made a short series using the Birdy character of his after Tom had said he wanted to start seeing some collabs between users (this was before the buddy system was introduced... yay for Pioneering!
I was there with Ed when he made his website http://www.thisisacryforhelp.com and loved all the dead baby series. I remember when he came out with the WWF one he showed it to me first since we were both big wrestling fans (especially of Mick Foley).
Then came the time when Edmund wanted to start making games. I don't know what choice I was of his, but he did ask me at one point since I was half way decent at coding; to help with that part. But I told him I wasn't sure if I would be able to help in the way he needed. I am glad he never chose me though, because I don't think he would have had the success he had if I was his partner in crime.
Now, all this time later and I haven't talked to him since 2003 maybe. I look back on his career and am truly happy for all his success. It goes to show that if you put your heart into something, you can do whatever you want to do. Even if that includes dressing up dead babies in WWF apparel.