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Bloggity blog - life choices and all that September 6, 2014, 6:21 pm
For a while now I've been angling to go to an institution called Media Design School for a while now in order to take a course on Game Programming, but a few weeks ago I had a rather humbling phone call from one of the tutors and yesterday I attended one of the Open Days and talked with some of the staff. The verdict: I should be doing Game Art?

Apparently all the work I've done with designing maps for Doom falls under the environs of Game Art rather than Game Programming. The thing that worries me though is that the Game Art course also encompasses traditional art such as drawing and 3D modelling, which I'm unfortunately not so great at. I could possibly be good at art, but I honestly feel like I could use some help in this area. Is there anyone else on here who's looking to or is currently taking a similar course, and if so how would I go about securing a position? Portfolios need to be in by the end of this month and it's got me kind of worried.
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Birthday imminent! :D June 10, 2014, 3:00 am
A certain chunk of shiny black volcanic rock celebrates it's birthday in exactly one week. Said rock would be extremely grateful if it received some birthday maps on this particular day, so how about it?

:)
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Did the title requirements get changed around again? May 28, 2014, 3:42 am
Yesterday I was a Forum Staple and now I'm a Senior Member, but I'm pretty sure my postcount's the same. Either the numbers have been changed or someone's done a TimeOfDeath and slipped me a custom title. X-D
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WestFest Post-Mortem Diary February 21, 2014, 8:56 pm
In case you were wondering about my absence from the Doomworld forums these past few days, here is the reason: WestFest. This was definitely the biggest concert that I've ever been to and it's one I probably won't ever forget. I was planning on keeping a record of it while I was there, but lack of time and facilities prevented me from using my laptop. Oh well, better late than never.

Wednesday, 19th of February.

Had a bit of a madcap rush to Auckland and missed the first 3 acts. Finally managed to get to the Vector Arena in time for the 4th band and managed to get to a balcony area on the edge of the arena.

Five Finger Death Punch: I thought these guys would absolutely suck, but this one was a pleasant surprise: I think it was just that stupid "Bad Company" radio single that gave me that impression. Definitely a lot of energy put into their performance and the lead singer managed to spark a nice circle it in the centre of the mosh pit. Might listen to more of their stuff.

Megadeth: Dave Mustaine has jazz hands. Seriously, all his little hand movements cracked me up. Started a little rough and I reckon In My Darkest Hour should have been done a little later in the set, but they definitely picked up the ball pretty quickly. They also played movie clips in between songs: a nice little compilation of excerpts fro movies like Wayne's World where Megadeth gets mentioned. Dave Mustaine is a vain bastard and we wouldn't want him any other way. :P A good performance, although the moshing didn't get too mental: I managed to get a decent distance from the front and it was pretty tame.

Also, I yelled at Dave Mustaine to play some Slayer. He didn't, but I'm pretty confident he heard me.

Rob Zombie: Probably the most theatrical of the bunch: most of the band members were dressed up and decked out in makeup. Definitely a little more rowdy than the previous act, but despite Rob's efforts there weren't any breaking bones. Considering I don't actually know that much Zombie songs, I didn't quite enjoy this one as much as the previous set but that's just me. I love the fact that he proclaimed "We are not an American band: we are a New Zealand band!" while dressed in a top hat and coat with the Stars 'n Stripes before launching into "We're an American Band" straight after: you have to appreciate irony like that. The giant balloons thrown into the audience during "Sick Bubblegum" were a nice touch, although I think a good portion of the audience(including me) were more focused on trying to whack the balloons from that point onward. Heh.

Good night all round, spent too much money, lost half of my hearing, generally had a good time. Followed by driving around for 3 hours looking for a hotel and eventually sleeping in the car boot. Good times.

I'll post the next day some point soon, along with some of the loot I got in Auckland. Peace out.
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Are there any members that still have CyBlock™? February 18, 2014, 8:46 pm
From what I can gather, CyBlock™ appears to be some sort of post modification(similar to Deathbringer's constant "uuuhhhh" syndrome) that shoves the user's post to the right and replaces it with this message:

Posts blocked from view
for Your Protection™
CyBlock™ Technology.

It also seems to have something to do with Cyb at a guess. :P Any members still sporting CyBlock™?
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Wishing a Happy Birthday to our resident stunt cock. November 18, 2013, 8:34 pm
So according to ZDoom forums, it's Huy Pham's birthday today. Have a good one dude. Unless it's not really your birthday, in which case have a nice ordinary day. Heh.
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Anyone know how to upload websites? October 31, 2013, 8:36 pm
Yeah, so I made a website for myself using Microsoft Publisher a while ago, but I never figured out how to get the damn thing on the internet. Can anyone help? From what I've gathered I need some sort of webhost, but I can't really afford to get one I need to pay for. Plus I've never done this before. :/ Anyone have experience with uploading websites?
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Uhhh...did I get a custom title? August 26, 2013, 5:12 pm
Apparently I'm a "Doomed Member". I don't recall that being one of the regular ranks, so I'm slightly confused. Also I don't know if I should be flattered or insulted. Heh.
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I bookmarked a Post Hell thread July 25, 2013, 7:44 pm
i have no idea why but its beautiful
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEE June 16, 2013, 6:30 pm
Heh. Isn't there a gif of an Imp popping out a cake around here somewhere? Anyways, I got some headphones, a DVD, chocolate and a book so far. Anyone else wishing to contribute? ;-)
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