My journey as a creative writer, designer, and entertainer started as far back as 1996 when I was still in high school. Back then the internet was fresh and new, things like Google, YouTube, and Facebook or even the idea of social media didn't exist. I started my first website while still in high school called XfireSystems. This was even before the website chat site called XFIRE had come out. I learned how to code and do everything myself, making a CMS called XfireCMS. I end up selling it off to a friend for another project back in 2008. While it started out as a simple plugin that works with Invision Power Board. I totally retreat from doing that, because I feel had I kept going, it could have been as big as WordPress became.
In 2005, I was given the chance to take over Majin Planet. Which at the time was run by a person I knew simply as Majin Trucks who had taken the website over years before by the original owner, Majin Mebs. Majin Planet was a Dragon Ball Music Video website. While it had information about the show and manga, it was a far cry from what was out there at the time. Taking it over, was a big step for me. For years, I had a dream of running a big website and making money with it.
While I was living at home, well into my 20's suffering from depression, fear of failure, and anxiety, doing all of this was super hard. Known then as simply "Darth Unrivaled" I took my XfireCMS to rename it MajinCMS and used it for the website from 2006 to 2008.
Right around 2008, my overall drive to run Majin Planet had died out. The fandom and community that existed were all by dead after 2007 for me. I had spent the good part of 2007 playing World of Warcraft. It was around this time I got back into collecting. I simply felt happy looking back at what made my childhood special.
In 2008 I opened a new website called HunterMastery that focuses on the Hunter class and Gold Making in World of Warcraft. It was my first big win and in the first year, I had made $5,000. It was those years I learned WordPress and left my old CMS to die a slow death. Around 2012, I made a hard choice to close Hunter Mastery and moved from home, I started a new phase of my life which I learned a lot from. As t things are fated, Majin Planet and my dream became my focus point again in 2016.
Taking the opportunity in front of me, I restarted Majin Planet once again. I'm happy with how things went over the last ten years of my life. Both the ups and downs. I've learned to love simple things. I've simplified my life. I've taken more joy in what I love. I love toys. I'm a child at heart.
Life is beautiful and I want to share that love and my love of Toys with the world. The older I get the more I understand those hard, harsh lessons of my youth. I'm a better person because of it and today I wish to share that with the world. You could say I wish to save the world with my joy and love of toys.
Feel free to check back as the website is always evolving and changing. In the meantime go ahead and follow me on Twitter and check out Instagram.
Don't forget to check out some of the shows I've written and worked on:
- Two Fat Guys at the Movies
- The Devastator Crew (Coming fall 2021)
- The Majin Cast (Fall 2021)
Until Next time, keep safe and remember to love yourself.
- Richard "Professor M"