|Joined y2cl.net||June 2010|
I’ve been living in Tacoma, Washington ever since I was six but before that I lived in Spokane, and Moses Lake Washington. However, I was born in Lewiston Idaho. And, no *shakes head* I don’t have a surplus of potatoes so don’t ask.
Growing up, I’ve always had an overactive imagination. Typically, a lot of the art I created was about how I felt at the time something that’s been called emotion art. Let’s just say while other kids were drawing houses, trees, and the shining happy sun I was drawing sharks, and dragons. In fact anything that had large teeth, that often ate and sometimes crapped out people I didn’t like. You’d swear I was a little on the sick side, if you didn’t know me very well. And all this was just in the second grade. My teacher had gotten a bit concerned bringing it to the attention of my parents, who told him “That’s just our son being himself.”
Sure, I caused a bit of trouble here and there especially since I’m the youngest of three with two older sisters. One was my Champion, while at the time I thought of the other as the “devil incarnate”. Then again, much of the trouble I got into I brought on myself, which now that I think about it was only about 8% of the time. The rest of the time, you’d swear I got away with bloody murder.
Among one of my many talents besides art, is that I’ve always had a knack for electronics and mechanics. To illustrate this here’s an example: During the fourth grade, while the other children were reading or studying math I was sitting in the back of the classroom reading books on basic electronics. Mechanics just came naturally to me, which was a good thing considering a lot of electronics have mechanical parts. So, that meant I would take broken things apart and make them work right again or even take working things apart and make them work better than before.
Sooner or later, I had to grow up ~ somewhat. My mother got me a job at KFC at the age of 15 & ½. She had a lot of influence, considering she worked at the local corporate office. I also worked with my dad at a few different places with the catering business he worked for. When I turned 18, a repair place moved in next door to the building where my mother’s office was located. She talked to the people that moved in and let them know about my electronic repair talents and after interviewing me, the owner hired me on the spot. I worked there for several years, until I was fired for some unsubstantiated reason. After that, I worked as a janitor for a few years, until luck would have it I got another repair job for a small computer repair shop. Little did I know that the owner was a little on the nuts side. I worked for this man for about five months, and he blamed me for damage that was caused by his negligence. Needless to say, he fired me. Sometimes in life, what seems like a disaster turns out to be a blessing in disguise. After I was fired, he black-balled me and made it impossible to find any kind of job. I couldn’t even get a job at McDonald’s. I was out of work for nearly six months, and was forced to move back home. Little did I know that him black-balling me backfired in his face when I decided to go back to school. I was out of work long enough to get into a state re-training program. I decided to make a career out of my hobby, which was art at the time. After looking at the programs that the college had to offer, I took it a step further and went into animation as well. That ex-boss that fired me tried everything in his power to keep me from attending school, but the people handling my case already knew what was going on. They even had the balls to tell him shut up or there would be severe consequences!
My first year of college was spent at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, learning 3-D modeling and animation. After my ninth month at Clover Park, I decided to take a look at The Art Institute of Seattle, because Cover Park didn’t have everything I wanted. At then end of my time at Clover Park, I transferred to The Art Institute of Seattle, and spent nearly three years there earning my Associate’s Degree despite the fact that I was trying to get my Bachelor’s Degree. I ran out of money during my last several scheduled quarters. Three more quarters and I could have had my bachelor’s degree. Oh, well. When Life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Forget the lemons! Let’s turn them into incendiary lemons and throw them at your house!!! Oh, wait. Was that from Portal 2? I’m such a geek.
|“For those who say the sky is the limit, belittle themselves. They are too blind to see that the universe and beyond is the playground for those that ask “what if?”|
History at y2cl.net
Lloyd originally joined as a possible finishing artist to a series but quickly worked with jhorsley3 on bringing his creation of Charlie Chin (which launched in June of 2011) to life and the world of y2cl.net.
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