Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball GT
one night I was waiting to watch a good long episode of Mad TV.
I was just going back and forth through the channels when I came
accross YTV, there was a cartoon of which I have never seen before.
I just started to watch it since I had nothing else better to do.
I was watching a little boy (Goku) beat the hell out an older guy
(Yamcha). I thought this was crazy, the fighting was so cool and
after the fight the storyline was pretty cool. This was the original
Dragon Ball by the way. After the episode ending. I wanted to see
the next one, for some reason I was already hooked. I watched episodes
1 to 13 about 100 times, over and over again. This was because they
wouldn't show any new eps, but I still watched and never missed
one of those old eps.
was all happy about this great show Dragon Ball, one day I went
to a near by mall and in the electronics store there was a video.
I recognized the word Dragon Ball for the title, but what shocked
me was the letter Z next to it. I looked at the cover, and I knew
it was a grown up Goku and I knew I had to buy it. It was the first
4 episodes of Dragon Ball Z. I was stunned at the action. and that
was only the first 4 eps, when they showed previews for the next
episodes. I was almost crying out with joy. I had to get those episodes.
went by and I kept going to that electronics store, they had nothing
new. I then finally got the internet (High Speed) and went to a
dbzstore site. I bought the next couple of episodes, and it was
amazing to watch. After awhile it became an addiction that I had
to by these videos. After a long time I had a big collection. Since
I had the internet. I decided to make my own Dragon Ball Web Site.
The thing was I had no idea how to make a site. Eventually I got
an easy program and began building my first ever Dragon Ball Site.
It was called Mike's Dragon Ball Web Site. Very basic site all it
had was some pics, info, movie clips and sounds. I think I was its
only visitor. After that I knew If I wanted my site to get noticed
I would have to make it better, that included a new name. I was
going over many names in my head, but couldn't find the right one.
I wanted something no one else had at the time. The name Vortex
just poped into my head. It was Dragon Ball Vortex and to me at
the time sounded sweat. I went with that and created the Dragon
were more sounds more pics more info and even more video clips.
It even had background sound. I was only getting a couple of hits
a day. After about a year with that site I knew it wasn't going
any where. I knew I needed to make something even better, but I
also knew the name was just right. I created the Dragon Ball Vortex
Version 2. Very high in graphics with more stuff than I ever had
before. I got double the hits. One day my brother gave me an idea
which changed the Vortex forever. My brother had recently purchased
a video capture card. I asked my brother if it was possible to capture
my dbz episodes and store them on the computer. He of course said
yes. Then I asked If some how we could get them on my site for download.
He said yes, and so we did so. Thanks to the old xoom sharehouse
we got the episodes up on the internet for the first time. I had
eps 54-60 up. I thought I was gonna get so many hits. In fact I
did, but not as many as I thought.
knew I had to market the site better putting up topsites and affiliates.
Slowly, but surely hits started to rise into the hundreds. Many
times sharehouse took our eps down, but we always found a way to
get them back up. At school someone was having trouble downloading
my eps, his name was Adam Carra. So we talked about it I started
to send him the eps through ICQ. He was very happy about getting
new eps before anyone else. We always used to talk about Dragon
Ball in school and in class. I knew I had to make another layout
that would really get people to come to my site. So I made one that
stayed for a long time. I had about 100 eps on that site and hits
were coming in left and right. I was now getting thousands a day.
some bad news came and the sharehouse closed down. I had no place
for the eps. It really didnt seem to bother people as much as I
thought, because they were still coming to my site. I then decided
to make another layout, one that was a little neater. The eps still
didnt work, but my hits were still getting higher.
a great run for the Dragon Ball Vortex, I was ready to call it quits.
Adam Carra then steped in and told me that he would do a new layout
and maintain the site. I said sure why not. He made the the previous
layout. All of a sudden hits went up incredibly. I got up to 30
000 daily and I was just amazed. I told him he had really good marketing
skills to get my site so high up. After awhile he got sick of all
these people asking stupid questions. He didnt put that much effort
into making the site anymore. I didnt blame him. But I also didnt
wanna see the Vortex go down. So I made a new layout. Its the one
you see before you today. The eps may work or they may not, but
the Vortex lives on. Thats the legacy of the Vortex if you can call
it a legacy. But it has played a big part in my life. The legacy
will live on..
Mike's Dragon Ball Web Site
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Dragon Ball Is A Never Ending Vortex>>>>>>>>
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