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Posted by Black Six , in BZPower, Real Life Aug 05 2015 · 1,754 views

Birthday Anniversary Old Life
The past few days have been full of milestones that really have been putting things in perspective for me.

I was born on August 5th, 1987. Today I turn twenty-eight! Go me for surviving this long!

I joined BZPower on August 2nd, 2001. I've been a member for fourteen years now. This site has become a huge part of my life for so many reasons.

An interesting thing happens when you combine those two dates and do a little math. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet I can tell that I was alive for 5111 days before I joined BZPower.

Similar magic tells us that 5111 days after August 2nd, 2001 was July 31st, 2015. So as of last Friday, I had been a member of BZPower for the same amount of time that I hadn't been a member. That means that as of last Saturday, I've now been a member of this community for over half of my life. That is crazy and scary and awesome.

Tomorrow, August 6th, 2014, will be my fourteenth anniversary of joining the staff. I was not always the most active staffer, but I've managed to hang in here for almost a decade and a half.

This came up at BrickFair this past weekend, but it's worth reiterating here, I think. I just can't imagine what my life would be like without BZPower. There's so many meaningful relationships I've made through this site, both personal and professional, that I wouldn't have otherwise. Without BZPower, I would have likely fallen out of Bionicle and LEGO in general. I probably never would have gone to a LEGO convention, especially as an exhibitor, let alone the twenty-six that I've been to now. (That is scary!) I wouldn't have run a podcast for four years, or be a LEGO Ambassador, or have gone to New York Comic Con to help relaunch Bionicle. So many things that have helped shape my life would not have happened that I'd probably be a different person. All because of one little website.

I'm so thankful that I stumbled upon this place fourteen years ago and that the community has been so open and welcoming to all the fans that have come joined me here since then. You all make it worth coming back to each day and working to do better and make the site even more awesome.

Here's to another fourteen years?

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Lady Kopaka
Aug 05 2015 01:45 PM

Have a wonderful berfday!

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Aug 05 2015 02:05 PM
What a wonderful, math-y, emotional and complex post. In response, I say...

Happy Birthday!
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I'm glad to have been present for such a confluence of mathematically aesthetic events. Happy birthday Andrew!



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Many happy milestoneversaries! (I feel like the sheer amount of awesomeness in the post above deserved a new word :P )

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Have a great one bossman!

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BZP has certainly been the most strangely serendipitous catalyst for many of us. I'm glad it's done so much for you - and, of course, equally glad that you've done so much for it as well. Happy birthday!

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You're so old god.

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Black Six
Join Date:
August 2, 2001
Staff Since:
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Bionicle RPG, LEGO RPG, News Discussion
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