Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Postby scamperscamp » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:23 pm

Heh, I'm not sure what to say, really. I'm a bit shy.

I'm an aspiring burner from Saint Louis, Missouri. I've read about Burning Man for a few years now and finally think it's time to go ahead and initiate burn sequence alpha! I'm an illustrator and designer by trade but a romantic hippie artist asshole at heart. I have a whole lot of ambition and would really like to create either an art installation or a theme camp (I'm gonna' need some guidance from some experienced burners, probably) that'll be about conquering fear of some sort. But that's another story.

For now I guess this is just "HELLO" and "I'M VERY NERVOUS ABOUT GOING TBH BECAUSE I'M A GIANT WEENIE" and "GOSH THIS SOUNDS FUN"
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Re: Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Postby Savannah » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:48 pm

Hi Scamperscamp!

There are some good threads for an ambitious future theme camp builder here:
viewforum.php?f=364

Welcome! Nervous is normal. :D
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Re: Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Postby Elliot » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:49 pm

Welcome to ePlaya, Scamp! Love your avatar! That says quite a lot about you right there. And you introduced yourself well in writing also.

The general-purpose advice is to avoid over-committing the first year. But some folks have pulled off great theme camps and big art that way. I remember feeling fairly overwhelmed my first year. Then I pulled off a rather good theme camp with 25 people the second year.

Either way, it is fun, and it sounds like you are "one of us".

You should read the First-Timer information, specially the entire Survival Guide, and you should sign up for the Jack Rabbit Speaks newsletter. And participate in discussions here on the boards. :D
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Re: Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Postby Monkeystyle » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:13 pm

Welcome to eplaya. What kind if fear were you thinking?
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Re: Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Postby IDV8 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:16 pm

Hi! I'm from St. Louis, too. Do you participate in the local community, Gateway Burners?
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Re: Gosh, I'm a first timer! Waaah hello.

Postby Jovankat » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:42 am

scamperscamp wrote: a romantic hippie artist asshole at heart.

You're gonna fit in just fine. ;)
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