Avenger212 Chat Stalker

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      Canada took so long to plan but it went by so fast....

      1 month ago

      Did you ever had the feeling of being alone? or you ended up in a place where you would like to stay just a bit longer? Leaving in 2 days that's where I am right now.

      I wrote about my Canadian project almost since before I become a member here at Roosterteeth. I don't really know what started my preference for this country but it threw everything it got on me and I would still like to stay here just for a bit longer. Faced with problems in my hometown Adelaide, Montréal was a nice break from my routine as well as start for a new perspective in life. My exchange program allowed me to see the world in 3 different perspectives all in just one country. I am aware of the tension between the French and the English speakers but that did not even stop me from making friends with both groups or asking why they have some issues. There was a point I think I may have pushed the line with my Quebecker friend and he just keep quiet, noticing his discontent I just changed the topic and moved on.

      But adopting my attitude allowed me to know more about myself and the incredibly risky situations I had to respond to during my 4month stay here. From Montréal to Toronto and even in Ottawa I've seen different attitudes of Canadians but they still had one thing in common, they were all willing to help me for some reason. I don't see that in Aus very often.

      How about rural areas? have I been there? well kinda but not exactly... I've only had a chance to stay for a bit at around some small towns in Ontario. I also failed at meeting some strategic people from there, sorry I ran out of time. But thank you Via Rail (I wish we had that in Australia) I got to chat to some people on the train which covered Montreal to Toronto. I had a nice time ridding it even making jokes with the server who was charging me 300 pennies for tea.

      Finally my ability to make friends here was ridiculously easy compared to the indifference I've always faced back home. When I was out and about I met new people mostly from Europe if not I was working with local Quebeckers or if I was around the country I talk to Canadians trying to find out what they think of current local affairs. Now to sum it up, will I be thinking of moving to Canada? I don't think anytime soon considering I am better positioned in Australia. Was this exchange program worth the 5years it took to finance this project and the 3years I had to fight for positions in my Uni? Well actually I don't know... I sunk a lot of my resources and lost my job to be here but the valuable info about Canada and the connections I've made that will cover almost 4 different continents may just make my hard work worth it.

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      Procrastinating & Short Rant....

      3 months ago

      I think the title says it all. Instead of studying for midterms I have been thinking about my trips to Ottawa,Toronto & Northern Ontario during the midterm break (next week). Plus if I am going to end up staying long enough for the ski season or should I hit up Vancouver instead and roam around the city. The most ironic thing about this post is I am studying resource allocation and I don't think I am doing a very good job when it comes to time management. Ohh well I'll post more details later. Also it's been very quiet lately here at RT what have you guys been doing these past few months?

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      Avenger's Adventures Canadian Venture

      4 months ago

      So after rambling on about this planned adventure I am finally here! But I am not going to lie I was a bit lazy to write about Canada for the past month and half I have already been here. Backed by my University, previous 2 employers and a lot of hard work I achieved one of my many great plans.

      The first week I arrived in Canada was kinda nuts.... First I panicked on the plane going to Montreal because everyone was speaking French. Now I haven't had proper sleep in the last 24hours and also I kinda went on a small adventure in the Huston Airport cause you know that thing was huge. So I was pretty tiered when I was on the franco AA flight. After I arrive I soon realized everything was fine because most people here are bilingual...No problems at all. It was 12am on a Saturday so me being disoriented and super tiered over payed a mopping taxi driver who got me to my apartment on the first night. (I did not know tipping taxi drivers was a thing here and additional side note I also did not know tipping actually exists).

      The subsequent days my roommates and I just chilled for the weekend but I think buying a lot of stuff from the supermarket and carrying all of it back home was kinda tiresome. Then at the start of the week my host school organize a series of events that I thought would be impossible to achieve by a mere human. We kicked things off by an activity early in the morning (at 7-8am) then it will run all day till 7pm and out again at 8pm for some drinks and music running up to 3am or when the bar closes and kick us out. Sleeping a few hours and doing it all over again the next day while still being drunk or hungover. Have you ever tried ziplining after drinking 15glases of alcohol 4hours ago? Well my friend did and almost did not make it to the other side of the hill.

      So that is the just one of my many adventures that had occurred over the past weeks I've been here next week I'll be in Toronto and Niagara taking some photos...

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      I Should Pay Attention

      8 months ago

      Just a quick observation these past few months. As you may or may not know I always have problems sparking a discussion or even worst keeping a conversation going to the people I have interest in establishing social connections. I always thought there's just nothing else to talk about (awkward silence sets in) after I converse with new people and so they pull out their phones and into the abyss my essential connection goes.

      But recently I've actually been very successful meeting new people which is a first in my 2.5years at Uni. I noticed that by relentlessly asking questions about them I will try to find something in common until I hit a jackpot. Apparently if you ask the right questions people love to talk about themselves. The conundrum is that I always wanted everyone to be direct and concise. So I end up missing details that could have potentially expanded a conversation. Also I observed I need to tone down my aggressive stance that forces people to get to the point I want.

      Next I always expected people to be as smart or better than me, which leads to a bit of a disappointing outcome on my part if my expectations are not met. You'll be amazed that I kept that assumption until someone pointed it to me that it's severely flawed. I always stuck to my "I have everything to gain nothing to lose" attitude, which I use to learn from people I perceive to be smarter than me. Probably not the best idea to stick to, nevertheless I should not be setting preconceived bars on people I have not even met.

      So with those changes in mind I actually managed to have a more sustainable friendships with new people around me and I hope to improve it further in the coming months/years ahead. So if you have any feedback on how you go about meeting new people I'm more than willing to listen......

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      3 years of Planning Becomes a Reality

      10 months ago

      I've been fairly quiet lately, to be honest I was super busy at school these past few days. But this morning while checking my e-mail I received a letter from Montreal. They've selected me to study at their beloved institution this Fall. I never thought it was going to happen and this project was such a long shot in the beginning I pretty much expected it to fail a few months ago. Although I wasn't going to quit at something I wanted to do since I got out of high school, and I came too far to back down now.

      So I broke the planning down in a few pieces. Firstly I had to find some money, so I was forced to leave the comfortable job I had. Along with the many friends I made there since I started high school. They pretty much treated me as family cause it was a small supermarket and everybody knew everyone even some of frequent customers. But the shifts numbers was too low so I was forced to work somewhere else. If you followed my previous journals, I used to be a photo developer within a corporate discount store. The pay there was high and the shift numbers was overwhelming, so I worked and worked until I had enough. Both the customers and staff really ummm.... well let's just say there's always some disputes almost everyday. Well anyways after a year I left the job cause it took a dent on my GPA, I was working even during the exam period. Also I had the money I needed and pretty much just spent a portion of my earnings on food. So since end of last year I managed to recover my GPA to an outstanding level. I was actually shocked, I never thought I'll average at 90+% in 3 subjects. Usually I only get 70%-75% so leaving my work to go study did pay off.

      Lastly I derive my optimism from you community! 3years we've been together but I'm still a bit reluctant to open up my profile. Although once I start at Montreal in August, I'll try and take as many photos as possible and post my best ones up here. Also I'll make more of an effort to game with you guys in the following months ahead. I would like to thank all my friends here at Roosterteeth for your support and now that my project draws to an end, I'll try and see if I can meet a few of you guys before my secret Canadian ski trip during the holiday period. I always wanted to see snow and snowboard. 3years I've been here and to more years to come. I'll try and publish my exchange-to do list in a few days, which includes but not limited to, going to a hockey game, learning to ice skate and ridding interstate trains. I like trains!

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      Let's give it a chance

      1 year ago

      So exactly this time yesterday I woke up, to Matt's Journal then a few minutes later I scrolled up to see Burnie's Journal. To be honest I was so stunned that our beloved community has now been acquired, so for the next 12hours of yesterday I closed all the RT tabs which was the first time in 2 years. Pondered why RT will give up it's independence to be part of a Majority stake firm and planned my exit strategy from RT . But I knew I'll never be able to resist going back and I should investigate further why the acquisition was necessary.

      So instead of studying, I realized after talking to the community and reading the mixed reactions of people's journals that you can call Matt and Burnie anything you want, internet personalities, producers, content creators. It still doesn't hide the fact they are managers in a privately owned company,which their main objective is to secure the interest of their respective stakeholders and meet certain set goals. It's not all that bad, however they could have handled it a bit better but then again it was 7am in the morning when I read the news hahaha..

      We may not know what these goals and objectives are or for that matter the true intention of this acquisition. However for now at least, everything will remain the same and I have full confidence in Matt & Burnie's leadership. The only thing that has changed is that RT is no longer fully independent, suffice to say the world is constantly changing and we will be forced to adapt one way or the other. Independence was a concept I valued the most but this shows even those who are truly independent may need assistance from time to time.

      For now I'll like to see what happens in the medium term and after deciding to almost rip out the Churchism and Grifism posters yesterday, I think they'll stay in my wall posted proudly for more years to come. So let's give this new "partnership" a chance and see what new RT content will be produced in the future. I am cautiously optimistic there will be benefits from this "partnership" with Fullscreen.

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      1 year ago

      So I'm in Melbourne for the weekend. There's more trams here than I imagined, so it's time to get lost in this city, annoy the locals to find my way back and try not to be run over by the numerous trams.

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      1 year ago

      So I'm after a few philosophical answers to philosophical questions again. I don't really know why maybe I'm going insane I just don't know it yet.

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      1 year ago

      2years we've been together community! It's funny how time flies and I sometimes wish it would slow down for a bit. I'm still surprised I stuck around this long, I usually have a limited attention span. It's just very nice to have a small corner of the internet to listen, smile and laugh with you.

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      Avenger's Adventures

      1 year ago

      So had nothing better to do in the last little while (3months break). While searching I found a 3DS from an old box back when I moved houses last year. Forgot I had it, to my luck I bought Pokemon X and played it since last week.

      Then me being crazy, I went to school on my day off and ran around with my 3DS to see who I can pass by! (you'll see how stupid this gets in a moment cause I thought it was similar to street pass) So sadly no luck but I didn't give up! for the whole week I went with my 3DS at work, ran around passing people on the train station, walking around the city for the whole day and even going to a crowded mall (I don't like crowded places) .

      Still no luck! no passerby until I looked it up and apparently it was an online feature on Pokemon X and has nothing to do with passing people around or near you..... So all that work for nothing made me kinda super sad but was kinda fun.... If only it was a pass by someone feature I could have gotten at least a person playing pokemon who probably carries his/her 3DS around like me that week.

  • Comments (9)

    • Prof_Gnocchi

      1 year ago

      If you were i12357751553p.jpg I'd doubleslap that ass.

      Happy v day man!

    • Americore

      1 year ago

      Happy Vday bud! I got to chat with you for a bit on sponsor chat and you seem pretty awesome! I hope today is great for ya

    • Cleankill257

      2 years ago

      are you Church?

    • jpps

      2 years ago

      It doesn't have to be unusual

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      2 years ago

      To be loved by anyone

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