Friday, August 20, 2010

[Flashback Friday] 339. Video Fan Skull

Welcome to another addition of Flashback Friday.** This year the guest editors, Azurafae, Tatman, and myself, Citizen Agent, are taking turns counting down our personal favorite 17 skulls from the Original 365.25 Year. So please join us as we visit the archives and add our additional commentary on some of the original pieces.

#7: 339. Video Fan Skull

Buggles C says:

Just recently my local video store closed down and there were huge walls with only a few movies. If the employees hadn’t been so disgruntled I would have attempted to do something like this in solidarity with those who were about to lose their jobs. It was sad to see that this chain store who chased out the independents a few years ago now were being chased away by the internet leaving nothing in the community.

This piece however, is a great example of how Skull-A-Day shifted that year. At first it all rested on Noah to finish the project, but as it grew that year, by the end it became much of a community effort to see this project succeed. Noah still did all the skulls, but there was this cheer-leading effect that seemed to emerge and much of the second half included skulls that came about because of others’ involvement. I guess one could say that what you need in order to have a successful 365 project is the support of friends that will inspire and teach you when your bucket list is empty.

**Flashback Friday was a weekly countdown of the fan selected top 52 skulls of Skull-A-Day 1.o. Each week during year 3.0 The Skullmaster posted the original skull along with some additional commentary in order from lowest to highest rated, with the #1 skull appearing in the last week of year 3.0, all 52 can be found here.

1 comment:

Noah said...

Yeah, I have to say the second half was really when the project got especially fun! I had no idea it would go from such a personal project to such a community one, but I was really glad it did!