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Marcus
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« on: 10-04-2004 16:03 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2004 16:03 »

Good news everyone - FSAC, Paul Metcalfe's site, is down, and, I think, away...

Wait, that's not good news, that's not good news at all...

Up for 4 years, 7 designs, numerous helper webmasters, fan art, fan fic repository, big hits... did v. well for a site originally started as a place Paul started to host a few of his early scans       big grin

Anyway... a bit sad, but the site held and hosted quality work for ages, and Paul himself helped out a lot of artists and draw-ers (proud to include self among them!). 3 cheers for Futurama Scan Art Central, 4 years was not enough, and 5 big cakes to be sent to Paul in recognition of a good site well-made and maintained over the years!      big grin      cool 

Now... I guess a lot of sites'll have to update their link-buddies...
aslate

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« Reply #1 on: 10-04-2004 16:08 »

Good news? FSAC was a great site, and had a recent-ish revamp. Sad to see another pillar in the Futurama community gone.
Tweek

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« Reply #2 on: 10-04-2004 16:18 »

That is sad  frown It was a great site.
Juliet

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« Reply #3 on: 10-04-2004 16:25 »

Awww I am so very disappointed to hear that FSAC is down. It was one of my fave sites and Paul was a great artist. He was also to one that teaches me how to draw and do some scan arts.  I like to give Paul A BIG HUG for that.  love

Good luck for the Future Paul and I hope to chat to you soon.

winna

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« Reply #4 on: 10-04-2004 16:28 »

yes, this is truly a sad day..  Paul was a pretty good friend way back when...  I'm glad he found someone to spend life with, he just had a really good website... definitely one of the best  frown
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 10-04-2004 16:39 »

Sad to hear. It was great site, with lots of good art, a pillar in the English Futurama community. It was nice run, Paul. Sad to see it end.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #6 on: 10-04-2004 17:10 »

Now wait, what exactly happened to it?  Did Paul throw in the towel?  Did FOX kill it?  What?  This sucks ... I got a huge number of my wallpapers from FSAC!  frown
winna

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« Reply #7 on: 10-04-2004 17:22 »

Go to the website if you wanna see...
 http://www.scanartcentral.net
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #8 on: 10-04-2004 17:23 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2004 17:23 »

That really doesnt answer the question.

Why would a great and popular site like FSAC get taken down?!

Get Paul in here and let him tell us!
aslate

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« Reply #9 on: 10-04-2004 17:27 »

Paul has gotten a life, he doesn't have the time to manage FSAC any more, he won't be producing much more fanart and has basically come to the end of running a Futurama fanart website.

There's no conspiracy, no FOX C&D letters, no server crashes or anything. It's just finished.

Good luck Paul in your new-found "life". Have fun!
ooy

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« Reply #10 on: 10-04-2004 17:42 »

l--l--life? i remember that. until Futurama & Homestar Runner, Bounus Stage, Waterman, ect. came into my life. but FSAC was good. Although it only had 10 of my old pictures
futuramafreak

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« Reply #11 on: 10-04-2004 18:43 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2004 18:43 »

This is really sad.  FSAC was the only place I ever considered sending my art.  But Paul deserves those great 4 years.  No other site will ever have that much Futurama fanstuff.
chunks

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« Reply #12 on: 10-04-2004 18:50 »

Thats real sadd
I wasn't much of the FSAC veiwer but it was a hell of an art site
God bless you Paul
PaulM

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« Reply #13 on: 10-04-2004 19:06 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2004 19:06 »

Basically it comes down to this.  I've been winding down all activities Futurama wise, since my Real Life turned on it head when Jill walked into my life, and she took precendence of my personal life.

It's also worth considering that on the 23rd October, I'll have been doing Futurama related art for 4 years and have done in excess of 700+ arts .. that excludes any Personal Avatars I've done for PEEL.  2 more Original Arts to come .. then closed doors on that side of my life, although I have a couple outstanding scan-arts of an original art series for a friend which will get done, then it's for Scan-Arts as well, as I'm retiring from art officially as of that date as well, although I will keep the 3D shading services available should anyone wish to have their picture done that way.

It was real bind to take the decision to close the site but "All Good Things Come To An End".  Many thanks for all the support over the years, to the contributors, all who have helped keep the site going and most of all to PEEL and Poonaniman (ex-Peeler) who spawned FSAC all those days ago.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #14 on: 10-04-2004 19:10 »

But you can't retire from art!  If you have a gift, you have to persue it.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #15 on: 10-04-2004 19:18 »

Paul, sorry to hear that you're winding up FSAC and your Futurama art, but it's great to hear that things are going so well for you in real-life, and I wish you good luck for the future.

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #16 on: 10-04-2004 19:29 »

So what's going to happen to all the scan art that's hosted exclusively on your site? Is it still going to be available elsewhere?
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« Reply #17 on: 10-04-2004 19:50 »

You and your awesome site will be greatly missed.

God speed comrade!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #18 on: 10-04-2004 20:36 »

God speed and also will allen still be around?
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #19 on: 10-04-2004 21:58 »

Goodbye FSAC! You will be greatly missed.   frown
germanfryfan

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« Reply #20 on: 10-04-2004 22:35 »

Awww...

and I was just about to send you all my scans, Paul  frown

"Farewell from the world of tomorrow!...."

The FSAC will be missed, no doubt about it.
evan

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« Reply #21 on: 10-04-2004 23:44 »

Well, thank you for the four years and all the effort.  Your service to the community will not be in vain, Paul.  We'll miss ya.
JavieR

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« Reply #22 on: 10-05-2004 00:00 »

Bye Paul & bye FSAC. I'm sad seeing FSAC going down... it had a lot of great content  frown. Paul, you made the Futurama Community an amazing place with your art... good luck!  smile

Kif White

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« Reply #23 on: 10-05-2004 00:17 »

Just a message to all of you who had art at FSAC that is now lon longer online, we'll happily accept any content at Futurama Madhouse: The Leela Zone ( http://futurama-madhouse.com.ar ). Just send it to me at kenneth@futurama-madhouse.com.ar or to any of the other FM:TLZ webmasters and we'll get it up at the site ASAP.    smile
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« Reply #24 on: 10-05-2004 00:24 »

Damn... really sad to see this site go. Easily one of the best Futurama fan-material sites around, and home to many great pictures.  frown
bankrupt

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« Reply #25 on: 10-05-2004 00:29 »

Damn. I have one of FSAC's wallpapers on my computer right now.  I guess I better save them.  Thanks for all the free Futurama art!
Allen

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« Reply #26 on: 10-05-2004 04:02 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2004 04:02 »

   
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
God speed and also will allen still be around?

To answer Fryfan: Yeah, I'm still here. Just incredibly busy with school and burned out ficwise. I feel guilty about FSAC closing, but this had been coming and I think everyone who worked at FSAC could sense it. We weren't getting much material anymore and the e-mail boxes were filled to the brim with viruses and spam.

I'm going to finish TFZ, but after that, I'm not sure. I'm looking more towards writing professionally. I'll let people know of the decision I make when I cross the bridge.

Paul, sorry I've not been around. Been fighting some personal demons. I wish you luck with your relationship. And as sort of a tribute to both you and FSAC:


The end of a story is only the beginning.
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #27 on: 10-05-2004 06:43 »

It’s sad to see FSAC go, but at least it’s for the best of reasons. Congratulations Paul, I hope everything works out well for you. So long, and thanks for all the fish art. And Allen, don’t feel guilty: real life has to come first, even though we may want to forget about it at times...
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #28 on: 10-05-2004 09:41 »

yes it is really sad to see the site go... But I'm happy to hear that paul got a life after all  smile he deserves it  tongue
aslate

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« Reply #29 on: 10-05-2004 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
Awww...

and I was just about to send you all my scans, Paul   frown

"Farewell from the world of tomorrow!...."

The FSAC will be missed, no doubt about it.

Seeing as others have done it, feel free to get work hosted on The Fry Hole, we only host Fry-related fanart, since it's a specific site.

Bender_Waffles

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« Reply #30 on: 10-05-2004 14:32 »

Awww, this is really sad. I was in the midst of preparing some of my Futurama art to be put on FSAC.

I'll always remember you FSAC.  cry
futuramafreak

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« Reply #31 on: 10-05-2004 17:13 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2004 17:13 »

This is really making me think.  All good things really do come to an end.  Like my grandpa died last year.  He was the kindest, greatest man I'll ever know, but he couldn't've lived forever.  But I can relate to what you're doing, Paul.  I have a ton going on in my life.  Sometimes you just can't find the time for things like a website which don't come first,  and even if you do, sometimes it's just not working out.  I hate to say it, but I'm not on the computer as much as I was, say, when I 1st joined PEEL, because it just falls into a daily routine and it's not as exciting.  But enough of that, here's to a great site that brought happiness to all.  Rest in peace, FSAC.

[edit] Oh God, how could I have missed the best example of Good Things ending.  Futurama!
Zed 85

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« Reply #32 on: 10-05-2004 17:20 »

My entire Futurama fan-anything started with and at that site. I do actually have a lump in my throat to think that has ended.
But, you move onto better things my old(est) friend, so that's can only be a good thing, and I wish you good luck and happiness. Keep in touch though, da?  smile

Chyort, I suppose I'm going to have to send my non-Leela stuff to TLZ, I was really hoping not to  hmpf
Maybe I'll see if Ulitka's still interested...
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« Reply #33 on: 10-05-2004 17:39 »

 
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Chyort, I suppose I'm going to have to send my non-Leela stuff to TLZ, I was really hoping not to

Why not? 'cos we're "a Leela-only site"? Sheesh, even the name, domain and layout change doesn't convince you people...
HDC

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« Reply #34 on: 10-05-2004 18:20 »

 
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Maybe I'll see if Ulitka's still interested...
If by 'Ulitka' you meant this guy, I'm afraid he isn't so interested in updating his site anymore, considering that the last update was somewhere around february. Of course, all this are irrelevant if you talking about a some other Ulitka entity  smile
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #35 on: 10-05-2004 18:32 »

So does this mean Paul's fanfic, No Compromises, goes unfinished?
nasteve

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« Reply #36 on: 10-05-2004 19:45 »

Didn't realise FSAC was gone till just now. You never mentioned anything! Anyhow, thanks for helping me out with my early fics, I'll always remember and good luck with whatever you do in the future, Paul.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #37 on: 10-05-2004 19:55 »

Awww... bummer. That's where I got all my wallpapers, among other things. So long, FSAC, we hardly knew ye.
winna

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« Reply #38 on: 10-05-2004 20:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Leandro:
 Why not? 'cos we're "a Leela-only site"? Sheesh, even the name, domain and layout change doesn't convince you people...

I'm still not convinced.  However, if I have some drug related Futurama content, I'll be sure to send it to Futurama on Dru... oh wait, they got rid of that site too  frown
Zed 85

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« Reply #39 on: 10-05-2004 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Leandro:
 Why not? 'cos we're "a Leela-only site"? Sheesh, even the name, domain and layout change doesn't convince you people...

I'm sorry, I hold some very conservative views on the matter and this is my way of expressing my... opposition.  tongue

@HDC: Yep, that's him. Though you're probably right, he's probably not interested. Though inforama.ru is currently the only place anyone's gonna see the bulk of my artwork right now.  hmpf
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