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Tomb Raider Anniversary

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Today (June 27th 2016) marks the three years anniversary of my short but glorious Tumblr/Twitter/Reddit fame with my male Tomb Raider Nate (as my followers probably know unfortunately named before I ever heard about some dude named Nate Drake) - for a few precious days Nate was everywhere and one of his images in particular skyrocketed in views. I still don't know how it happened but this is the Internet for you. Two interviews and countless posts in blogs and on websites later (most of them without credit, of course) everything is back to normal but today Facebook reminded me of that day when the posts about Nate just kept on coming. In addition to that I recently found him - uncredited of course - in a gay group on FB and Anita Sarkeesian managed to steal him and post him, without credit of course, in one of her videos on sexism and objectification.
Anyway, let's celebrate his anniversary as an Internet phenomenon with some fireworks, shall we?
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icyhugsHobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Oh dear, the good old days of checking out goodies from DA and Y!Gallery :XD: <3
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VGBNEMHobbyist Artist
Im like years late to this party.  But Holy shit I didn't know this existed!!   Freaking awesome!  Damn!    :)  :XD:  I love your appreciation for the male body and I love how you genderbend.   
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Oh I remember! Alas, fame is short and fleeting.
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WizardbaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce: Wow.. Looking goodHug 
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hivernoir General Artist
That's how I found you! Someone linked to you in an article. I guess that was one of the few occasions. It would be so awesome if you could really play Tomb Raider as Nate.
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, that would be awesome.

And I'm amazed people actually linked for a change *lol* I ran after a few of those posts on blogs etc and asked for credit but at some point I just gave up.
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Phoneix-FaerieHobbyist General Artist
happy anniversary Nate!
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
:D :heart:
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I didn't realize these things had happened to you. Too bad you didn't get all of the acclaim you deserve.
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, my friend :) It was a weird time. I started getting all these likes and I didn't know how that happened. The picture was 4 years old at that time. Or maybe 3. And they kept coming and then suddenly someone said "You know you are all over tumblr?" and then people were tweeting about Nate, I got those interviews etc. it was crazy :D
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Nfinite-BlueStudent Digital Artist
shorty shorts for the win!
Nice work~
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
Luke1987's avatar
Oh wow, perfect raider :) (Smile) 
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I wish you could play him in the TR games *lol*
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AkiraRatsuraStudent General Artist
Ah, Good ol' Nate, good to see you again
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
I hear you :D
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AkiraRatsuraStudent General Artist
:D
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Bry-SinclairHobbyist Digital Artist
Damn those are some short shorts :D
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, they were kind of his trademark back in the day ;)
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Bry-SinclairHobbyist Digital Artist
Not a complaint but an appreciative observations, hehe
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, that's how I read it ;)
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LukaSkullardHobbyist Digital Artist
Nate is awesome! Star! With whom did you give the two interviews? :) (Smile) 
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Ulysses3DArtHobbyist Digital Artist
It was a Polish online magazine and for an Australian news site. It was fun while it lasted :) Crazy feeling when the developers of Guild Wars 2 suddenly tweet about you *lol*
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LukaSkullardHobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool!! :D (Big Grin) Are the interviews still up online anywhere? I'd love to read them!
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