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spikejones
25-02-09, 00:54
:D

Who doesn't love to look back at their old pictures and say "wow!! I remember that!!" or "wow!! I don't remember that!!" At any rate, I know there is a thread about cam whoring, but I thought it would be cool to see some older pictures from you peeps, some pictures that highlight the greatest (or worst) moments of growing up. I've personally compiled a photobucket album that I have entitled "Evolution" as it shows how I have evolved from a little baby:
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/stryderjones/evolution/1.png

into something resembling this (although this picture is a bit old):
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/stryderjones/evolution/thanksgiving.jpg

and who can forget the crowning achievement in any young man's life, the day he graduates from High School, the day he thought would NEVER come in a million years?
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/stryderjones/evolution/graduation.jpg

And lets not forget about learning to ride a bike!!
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/stryderjones/evolution/bike.jpg

Just going through all these old pictures brings back floods of memories...
So how bout it folks? Anyone else care to let us in on your past? I know I look forward to seeing more about you guys!!

edit: link to the Evolution Album (http://s383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/stryderjones/evolution/?start=0) :tmb:

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:whi: perhaps this one warrants an entry in the epic failure thread? and I thought people enjoyed sharing photo's hmm. odd.:confused:

Gabi
25-02-09, 16:31
Awwww, what a cute, little baby you were! I like the ones with the skate board, and the one with the house (and roads) of cards - you look so proud. :)

I don't have many on my PC to share, but here they are:

At 5 months
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Me-baby1.jpg

My 3rd birthday
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Me-zoo.jpg

At 4 years old
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Me-Icicle.jpg

You'll have to excuse the bad quality, but (like me) they are rather old. :D

jackles
25-02-09, 16:51
The ones I have on my pc..

Please do not shove other babies next to when I am posing...thanks!

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0004-1.jpg


I was 15 here....
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0005.jpg


ahhh the good old days.. In Kos..dancing..I had 60 bangles..:cln:

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0001.jpg

My step sister wedding..
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0009.jpg

and one of my fav pics..
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/023.jpg

Titanium
25-02-09, 17:40
Last picture of you is great, but whose the lady on the left Jackles? :p *Runs away!*

jackles
25-02-09, 17:47
*slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaps*


That good looking lady is Amei! She was looking right into my eyes. :D

spikejones
25-02-09, 20:13
Awwww, what a cute, little baby you were! I like the ones with the skate board, and the one with the house (and roads) of cards - you look so proud. :)

I don't have many on my PC to share, but here they are:

At 5 months
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Me-baby1.jpg

My 3rd birthday
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Me-zoo.jpg

At 4 years old
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Me-Icicle.jpg

You'll have to excuse the bad quality, but (like me) they are rather old. :D

very cute little baby you were as well.. you look shocked about something!! and WOW that is a HUGE .... icicle, almost as big as you :eek:

Jackles, you were quite the attractive young lady!

yeah... I had to scan a lot of my pictures as well... we obviously didn't have digital cameras back then :vlol: My mom seems to hang on to a LOT of old stuff though.. even an old clipping from the newspaper she used to work at where someone wrote a little "poem" about me using a spoon.

ShadyCroft
25-02-09, 20:21
perhaps this one warrants an entry in the epic failure thread? and I thought people enjoyed sharing photo's hmm. odd.

Aw, don't feel bad (or anything of this sort) ! :hug: It is an interesting thread, and its pleasing to see you.
You look great btw and so do the others, Gabi and Jackles. I'd love to contribute myself, but I don't have access to a scanner.

Edit: And I think if there's anything worth keeping as a memory is how you concurred the hardships you've gone through and became a healthy and great person. :tmb:...that I think is worth a thousand pictures. :tmb:


Edit 2 : OMG!!! You with the hula hoop ! :vlol:

spikejones
25-02-09, 20:27
Edit 2 : OMG!!! You with the hula hoop ! :vlol:
:cln:
yessir!! I can groove baby!!

We had a luau for my Grandpa's birthday ;)

ShadyCroft
25-02-09, 20:35
:cln:yessir!! I can groove baby!!

We had a luau for my Grandpa's birthday;)

Sure you can ! :cln:

Yeah, I noticed the t-shirt, string of flowers around your neck...are you Hawaiian then or was it just a theme for the bday ?

spikejones
25-02-09, 20:53
Birthday theme. all da kine came out. They lived for a few years in Hawaii while my Grandfather was stationed there with the Air Force (long before I was even thought about) :vlol:

there's more about them here: http://www.otgrecords.com/duplin/william/william.htm and a picture of me at the beach (again) :D

pinklaralover
25-02-09, 20:58
These baby pictures are adorable! :hug:

Gabi: your baby picture is gorgeous! :D
you look terrified. :vlol:

Gabi
25-02-09, 21:31
you look shocked about something!!



Gabi:
you look terrified. :vlol:

I most likely was.
In those days the photographer still disappeared under a big dark cloth, he probably scared me half to death.
I guess poor mum would have to change my nappy afterwards. :p

Punaxe
25-02-09, 22:17
A nice idea! I haven't got a lot of old pictures though, and unfortunately I haven't got most of my own pictures either right now because I'm not at home this week, but here goes.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/01 parents.jpg

1970: These are my parents, getting married.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/02 born.jpg

1985: That's me after birth, when I first met my brother and sister, the latter of which had to be stopped from poking my eye out as you can see.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/03 home.jpg

Probably around 1980: Here we have the lovely home I grew up in, right next to a park that needed some time to grow as you can see, but did so soon enough for me to play in :p

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/04 gramps.jpg

Probably late 1980's: my dad's parents, my father, my siblings and me playing a game.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/05 holiday.jpg

Probably early 1990's: We went to the sea every year in the summer, first in the Netherlands, later in Portugal.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/06 dahok.jpg

2004: Skipping to high school, this is the group of friends I mostly hung out with (best friend unfortunately missing), at the place we had reserved to ourselves. Of course there were different clicks, who had their own places, and this was ours. However we weren't always allowed to be there (we sort of had a deal to be allowed to stay there anyway, but it still wasn't always okay). I'm the one standing up, at the left.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/08 c2 reunion.jpg

2005: So, this was the other place we occupied in the school building. This picture was taken at a 'reunion': me (leaning elbow against the wall) and the guys decided to visit our school again one year after we left.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/09 pool.jpg

2004: Playing pool was one of our most common past times together.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/10 diploma.jpg

2005: Me at the high school graduation ceremony. Perhaps I should have cleaned my shoes...

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/11 honours.jpg

2006: Me (third from the left) doing an exercise at the "Honours Weekend", a weekend arranged by the university's Honours Programme to let the students get to know each other.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/12 honours weird.jpg

... in multiple ways.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/13 dp.jpg

2006: Because me and my high school friends formed a gaming clan (for the game DOOM, which we all played online), we kept meeting up at least once a year when the clan had its anniversary. This is me (right) and the clan at a MacDonalds.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/14 meph.jpg

2007: As the clan grew bigger, we also attracted people from abroad, which led to a lot of travelling back and forth. Here you see me (left) and my Finnish girlfriend (who I also met through this clan :D) visiting an Estonian member.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/15 drag.jpg

2007: And this is a Slovenian member (not actually pictured), his friends, and my girlfriend visiting me.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/16 finns.jpg

2008: More clan members, Finnish ones with me visiting them, while eating kebab, after day 1 of a LAN.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/17 nz.jpg

2004: Travelling to meet those people is great. Travelling in itself is great too :D That's me in New Zealand (would have had a better picture if I had my hard drive with me).

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/18 fi.jpg

2005: And in Finland, the country I have probably visited most of all, because of my girlfriend living there. Other countries were Wales, Norway, Luxemburg, Denmark, Scotland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand and France - soon to also be the US and Ecuador.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/19.jpg

2005: Travel is a great combination with my main hobby: photography.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/20 jiu.jpg

2005: Another hobby of mine has been Jiu-Jitsu. Unfortunately, because I had to move out of town for my studies, I have never reached the black belt - but I'm still intending to. :p (Note: brown is just before black :()

http://files.noctifer.net/passphoto.png

2006: The picture currently on my resume.

http://files.noctifer.net/trf/memories/21 gramps.jpg

2080: ...

spikejones
25-02-09, 22:31
lmao at the end :vlol: srsly :vlol:
looks like you've definitely been around punaxe!! I wish I could travel:o

Punaxe
25-02-09, 22:38
lmao at the end :vlol: srsly :vlol:
looks like you've definitely been around punaxe!! I wish I could travel:o

Travel is awesome, I think when (if) I ever start to make serious money, a serious amount of that will be invested in seeing the world.

The US has a lot of great sights... A friend of mine has hitch-hiked over serious distances through Europe. Perhaps that's an idea for you? Arrange to stay at a friend's, and it'll hardly cost anything - assuming cost is the biggest problem for you.

violentblossom
25-02-09, 22:48
Punaxe is sexy. :cln:

Voni
25-02-09, 22:48
I don't have many photos of me as a kid, they all went missing (presumed destroyed) after my parents' divorce. Here's the only one I can find, taken when was about 4-5 (I'm the one in purple):

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v336/139/115/502409528/n502409528_1285821_2626.jpg

Jumping to when I was about 14, playing in the snow with one of my doggies who died last year:

http://photos-d.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v319/139/115/502409528/n502409528_1243795_5218.jpg

Not sure how old I was, but here I am on holiday in Florida with my little sister (who oddly enough, is taller than me):

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v196/139/115/502409528/n502409528_779080_3141.jpg

I was about 15 here, on holiday with my family in Menorca:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v196/139/115/502409528/n502409528_779006_9017.jpg

This is when I finished school in 2002, I'm the blonde at the back:

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v196/139/115/502409528/n502409528_779081_3453.jpg

I was 17 here, and I'd just started clubbing. Where did all my hair go?

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v196/139/115/502409528/n502409528_778998_6868.jpg

I was about 18 here, we all used to hang out in a really rough pub called the Highbury. It's closed down now :(

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v164/139/115/502409528/n502409528_588771_4152.jpg

This is from around 2005/2006, in the same club as I was pictured in earlier. We used to hang around there a lot, but it burned down in 2007 :(. Maybe I should stay away from public houses?!

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v184/139/115/502409528/n502409528_588715_8843.jpg

This is from 2007, when I was about to leave Alton Castle as a volunteer (you could only work there for a year). We were messing about when we were meant to be tidying up:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v107/139/115/502409528/n502409528_178726_1359.jpg

This is one of the most recent pics of me and my bloke, taken last week at Alton Towers:

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2379/139/115/502409528/n502409528_2195895_1199.jpg

Wow, I had more than I thought!

spikejones
25-02-09, 22:49
Voni: such the innocent looking child - now the wild party girl :mis:

Punaxe:
heck... I don't even have a passport yet. I've been in different states and what not. I'd like to go to other countries though - and don't even know people that live there. I know you guys on here, but don't know how willing anyone would be to let me stay with you for a week or so.

and then there is work. back when I was working, it was very rare to get a day off. In fact, I had to work over 1 year to get a "vacation" check, but I ended up working through that "vacation" so that I could get paid more money. I needed it. That's one of the worst things about having an hourly job - you have to be present to get paid. Salaried workers can take as much time off as they need as long as the job gets done - and still get paid. I envy that.

Punaxe
25-02-09, 23:05
Punaxe is sexy. :cln:

Careful, the newest picture there is almost three years old :p

Voni: such the innocent looking child - now the wild party girl :mis:

Punaxe:
heck... I don't even have a passport yet. I've been in different states and what not. I'd like to go to other countries though - and don't even know people that live there. I know you guys on here, but don't know how willing anyone would be to let me stay with you for a week or so. (...)

I've had visitors before, you're welcome to stay :tmb:

Voni
25-02-09, 23:19
Voni: such the innocent looking child - now the wild party girl :mis:

:vlol: I'm really not a massive party girl, I just come across that way! *brushes off halo*

violentblossom
25-02-09, 23:21
nice pics, birthday buddy, Voni. :D

spikejones
26-02-09, 16:03
howsabout you blossom?

jackles
26-02-09, 16:06
Hey...Spike what do you mean I WAS.......



*sniffles*

I like seeing how people have evolved. :)

spikejones
26-02-09, 16:10
haven't seen a recent pic:confused: not to slight you in any way.. just pointing out that you were attractive even then :hug: where were you at when I was 15 :hea: :D

Yeah... I like seeing people grow up too!!

Nenya awakens
26-02-09, 16:27
cool pics everyone :)





Re-claiming my Pink Panther teddy :) think i was about 3? cousin Vicky and aunty karen :)

http://i44.************/34ry71w.jpg

Me and my cousing Vicky, aged around 3 again me thinks

http://i41.************/242aed1.jpg

Marc and Emma and a Festival in london :) aged about 11

http://i39.************/sbu35j.jpg

My aunty karen, and cousin Josh "havent actually seen either of them since this picture"
Think i was about 12 "cool shades" lol

http://i41.************/2zxqtjl.jpg


Me and Michael-Luke

http://i43.************/28guxs0.jpg

and moi "taken like 2 weeks ago"

http://i40.************/mh6o0g.jpg

jackles
26-02-09, 17:01
haven't seen a recent pic:confused: not to slight you in any way.. just pointing out that you were attractive even then :hug: where were you at when I was 15 :hea: :D


rofls!! You just haven't recognised the raddled old creature in the pic thread Spike..thats all that is!

Marc..you always look like you are having fun.

spikejones
26-02-09, 17:05
wow... I always assumed you were a girl Nenya :eek: must be the avatar - or the name. ah well.. nice to see :D

Nenya awakens
26-02-09, 17:19
Marc..you always look like you are having fun.

lol! i normally am.. unfortunatly people have a habit of snapping pics of me when im drunk so i end up pulling faces and looking as though i'm chewing on a particually sour lemon!


wow... I always assumed you were a girl Nenya :eek: must be the avatar - or the name. ah well.. nice to see :D


it does say MALE underneath my Avatar ;), but dont worry i've heard that before.. Nenya-Awakens aint exactly a butch masculine name is it lol. :)

spikejones
26-02-09, 17:25
I don't often read the stuff under the avatars ;) you'll notice mine is looking very bare. :vlol:

Nenya awakens
26-02-09, 17:57
I don't often read the stuff under the avatars ;) you'll notice mine is looking very bare. :vlol:

haha! it's cool! no harm done :) :hug:

Lee croft
26-02-09, 18:23
me as a 10 year old
http://i40.************/34g4m78.jpg

http://i39.************/j8k7zn.jpg <<< me when i was 12 (very chubby back then!!!!)

http://i39.************/33wqsrb.jpg << me like 5 or 6

http://i39.************/2hf8cc6.jpg <<< me 15



sorry if they are tiny... god im glad ive changed!!!

http://i43.************/r8hwti.jpg <<< me now!!(17)

LaraLuvrrr
01-03-09, 00:07
The ones I have on my pc..

Please do not shove other babies next to when I am posing...thanks!




I was 15 here....
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0005.jpg


ahhh the good old days.. In Kos..dancing..I had 60 bangles..:cln:

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0001.jpg

My step sister wedding..
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0009.jpg

and one of my fav pics..
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/023.jpg

You were so pretty back then! :) And from recent pics I've seen of you you still look like when you were younger just with a bit more hair. And by hair I mean on your head loll :p

digitizedboy
01-03-09, 00:36
Well the only picture I have when I was young (lost the others when we moved), I'm on a donkey on a British beach at the age of 3 or 4 in about 1982.. not sure...

http://s5.************/wcitcp.jpg

That day is like a thousand memories, because I remember like it was yesterday. I remember sitting on that donkey, and I remember wearing that stupid sailor cap too. lol

Then I grew into a 14 year old and did stupid things like crossing barriers where I wasn't supposed to at theme parks just to have silly poses for photos...

http://s5.************/2j5xawm.jpg

only photos I have on my HD. lol

spikejones
01-03-09, 03:25
zOmG! thats a big bird!!
I can't say as I've ever been on the back of donkey before either.. was it fun?

digitizedboy
01-03-09, 03:50
zOmG! thats a big bird!!
I can't say as I've ever been on the back of donkey before either.. was it fun?

Well not really, they were kinda static... I guess I was expecting some kind of high ho silver. lol

touchthesky
04-03-09, 16:35
Some rather ahem..flattering photos of a young me;

http://i18.************/447cmk1.jpg

How thrilled I seem to be!

And older, around 12/13 probably.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/distillorz/pictrr.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/distillorz/vickyyoung.jpg

Experimenting...the "goth" stage lol...

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/distillorz/gofficlawl.jpg

And what a difference a few years make;

http://file047a.bebo.com/10/large/2008/12/08/17/2993003851a9589740785l.jpg

I'm not the one in the colorful shirt!

spikejones
04-03-09, 17:22
I like the goth you :tmb:

jackles
04-03-09, 17:25
Me too!! I like looking at all the pics..though I am starting to wish I hadn't posted my orang pic! ;)

Nannonxyay
04-03-09, 18:20
Vicky, you were adorable in your goth stage. :D
Jackles, you were beautiful, you still are. :tmb:

Baby Me:
http://i40.************/fcp407.jpg >_<

Early 2008:
http://i44.************/m94uac.jpg
(Not my baby. xD And AGH acne.)

Recent:
http://i42.************/974320.jpg

I should have some more. Well, my dad should.

Goose
06-03-09, 11:04
Early 2008:
http://i44.************/m94uac.jpg


Aww, the baby has taste, Tigger is a very good role model, i loved him aswell!

Some seriously cute pics in this thread, time to lower the tone im afraid...

Heres me as a baby, looking very ginger:
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh432/8g00se8/then.jpg

Then i guess during the 90's, judging by the classy T-shirt!
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh432/8g00se8/inbetween.jpg

And the beginning of this year:
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh432/8g00se8/now.jpg

Being a Ginger i avoid cameras whenever possible!

IceColdLaraCroft
06-03-09, 12:40
^ GASP

GINGAH!?

:vlol: thinking of Catherine Tate sketches.

Goose
06-03-09, 12:42
^ GASP

GINGAH!?

:vlol: thinking of Catherine Tate sketches.

Lol, its true......ginger should be classed as a race, id have sooooooo many law suits on people for all the abuse iv had!

One day...........

IceColdLaraCroft
08-03-09, 00:16
it's silly.

But it goes to prove that even if people "were the same" society would use the slightest differences to fight about.

If it isn't skin color, religion, etc. it's SOMETHING like being gingah

M.A.
08-03-09, 01:26
Me, my litle brother and my little sister :)

http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/m_afiki/three_600dpi-resize.jpg

Goose
08-03-09, 07:07
Me, my litle brother and my little sister :)

http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/m_afiki/three_600dpi-resize.jpg

Your all looking very concerned! Lol cute picture.

it's silly.

But it goes to prove that even if people "were the same" society would use the slightest differences to fight about.

If it isn't skin color, religion, etc. it's SOMETHING like being gingah

Ginger used to be somthing good, in the middle east people dyed there hair Red in honor of religious figures, and Achillies had red hair in the original Iliad.

Gingerism shall be great again.....mark my words....

Lara Croft!
08-03-09, 15:34
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh432/8g00se8/then.jpg



Awwwww!!!! Look at that little hand.... so cute!!!

Forwen
08-03-09, 15:59
I was 15 here....
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0005.jpg




Look at that attitude! Wow, I say!

spikejones
08-03-09, 17:59
you know... I was kinda wondering what it is she was holding there?

jackles
08-03-09, 18:04
*grins* it loks like a face cleanser or nail varnish remover I think as it is a Boots bag!




Though it looks rather like one of my pretend microphones I used to pose with....



Thanks Forwen..


*wonders if she should post some of her amusing ruty tufty looking teen pics*

spikejones
08-03-09, 18:14
sure :tmb:
I wish I had decent pics of me when I had a mohawk and such - I would so post those pictures. :jmp:

jackles
08-03-09, 18:19
This is the only one I have at the moment on the pc...I wish I could fnd the ones where my hair is like sky scraper..

17...and looking through an ever extending fringe.....

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t265/jackles_photos/scan0003-1.jpg

spikejones
08-03-09, 18:32
yeah!! :tmb: looking awesome :tmb: I'm feelin' the attitude :cln:

jackles
08-03-09, 18:36
I should have just sneered a bit more..................:cln:

spikejones
08-03-09, 18:38
yup:tmb:

Forwen
08-03-09, 20:13
Didn't you post it already somewhere? Yeah, that's kickass. What always intrigues me though is how people manage to make their way around objects with hair on their faces - I can never manage and I like having hair on my face :mad: (not to be confused with facial hair for some reason)

jackles
08-03-09, 20:19
I may have posted it at some point Forwen..I shall have to find out some more and get them scanned...so people can have a little chuckle! ;)

Punaxe
08-03-09, 20:51
Didn't you post it already somewhere? Yeah, that's kickass. What always intrigues me though is how people manage to make their way around objects with hair on their faces - I can never manage and I like having hair on my face :mad: (not to be confused with facial hair for some reason)

You and me both! It seems very fashionable these days to completely cover one eye with hair... Why on Earth would you do that? Is that even allowed in traffic? o_O

Forwen
08-03-09, 21:16
Maybe it's strap-on fibreglass? X.X