brrrd 7 Years to the Day

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from Dallas, TX

  • Activity

    • Today, I am an adult

      2 years ago

      brrrd

      Since I woke up, I've gotten a new car insurance policy, renters insurance, electricity plan, signed a bunch of papers lease papers, and moved into a new apartment.

      I absolutely destroyed my phone battery with all these calls and spent or allocated more money than I've ever seen in one day. Good thing this job pays pretty well or things would not be good.

      As an aside, car insurance in Texas is *fucking expensive.* I had to cut coverage way back since to keep my same plan I had in Indiana, it would have been nearly twice as much.

    • I got a job!

      2 years ago

      brrrd

      So my last journal post, nearly a year ago, was about how I couldn't find a job. I continued like that, found a couple short term things to keep me afloat, but now I can finally say I have a real, actual job.

      And the best part is that I'm moving to Texas for it! This is very, super exciting. First I move my stuff down, then it's off to Austin for RTX, then that Monday I have my first day!

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    • Jobs, yo.

      3 years ago

      brrrd

      They're hard to find.

      If anyone has any leads on entry level positions for a recent grad with a B.S. in Biology, particularly in Indianapolis, let me know.

    • Adventures in Tea Making.

      4 years ago

      brrrd

      It's time for tea. On Monday, I was diagnosed with mononucleosis, and the girl I've been seeing recommended some echinacea tea to me, so I've been trying to make this in my dorm room. Of course, I don't have any proper tea making utilities, so I have to make do with what I have. Today, that involved a highball glass, a microwave, a broken pencil (as a nucleation site,) a dish towel, and my travel mug. Now my room smells like boiled pencil and echinacea. smiley4.gif

      Also, my sponsorship runs out tomorrow, so I'm making the best of my happy faces and such while I can.
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      But I have a date tonight, so it's all cool. smiley12.gif

      Have fun tonight people! smiley13.gif

    • I decided to start a tumblr.

      4 years ago

      brrrd

      mostly to keep up with certain artists and whatnot (namely Hussie and basically no one else.) Tumblr is hard, and I don't understand it.

      And because I just noticed this right now, I'm turning this into a whatever I feel like update. What is this "share on Facebook" bullshit below my text box here? I'm not signed into Facebook on RT (to my knowledge at least,) so why was it checked? Ech.

      Also, if you missed my last journal, you should totally help send my roommate to space. He's currently in 22nd place *in the world.*

    • I just built a computer! Part 2: Now with 100% more OS!

      5 years ago

      brrrd

      My Windows 7 disc finally arrived! So I installed it. First off, some advice for anyone using the Windows 7 Upgrade, especially with the student discount, without a previous copy of Windows. First install the OS from the disc and do a custom install wiping your harddrive (not that there's anything on there), but do not authorize. Once it's all in place, put in the disc again and run it. This time, instead of doing a custom install, just do the regular upgrade. At the end of that process, then do the authorization. Otherwise, there's a good chance that it will not accept your code and deem you a pirate. Or victim of software counterfeiting. But mostly a pirate.

      Anyway, my PC is totally built, I have New Vegas and Metro 2033 downloading, and I am really excited about the whole thing.

      This is being posted from my new computer!

    • I just built a computer!

      5 years ago

      brrrd

      And it looks really cool! But it can't do a whole lot yet cuz I haven't yet acquired an operating system for it. Guess I gotta find myself a copy of Windows somewhere.

      At the moment, my new rig is just a really, really expensive paperweight.

      Anyone know a good place to get a copy of Windows? I looked online and found out that Microsoft has a student discount on Windows 7 Professional, but only if you have another version of Windows already installed. Which doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me: why only offer the upgrade for discount when those students who will eventually become your employees are far more likely to be building their own computers than the general population?

      Edit: I ordered the disc copy of the discounted Windows 7 Professional, and it should arrive on Tuesday. Once I get it installed, I'll make my first post from my new computer!

    • RTX

      5 years ago

      brrrd

      Hey, everybody. I feel like it would kinda sad if I went my whole RTX experience without meeting a single member of the site. So if you see a guy in a green Toy Story alien shirt and white shorts today, come up and say hi. That's me, and I'll be at the expo all day.

    • At the Price of Oblivion

      5 years ago

      brrrd

      ...is a really, really cool name for a song. This song, from the album of the same name from popular webcomic Homestuck.

      That's really all there is to say on the matter.

  • About Me

    Howdy all. I'm Brad.

    I don't accept random friend requests. Don't bother.

    This is why I can't sleep: xkcd.com/386/

    Also, I'm a pretty big fan of the webseries Homestuck. If you don't know what that is, click here.


    Wow, awesome, my recent updates to this thing were lost in the move, and I don't really remember what all was here except for that I cut some stuff out...

  • Comments (101)

    • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

      3 years ago

      Fuck yer namechange! smiley0.gif

      I was thinking, "I know this guy... Who is this guy?"

      • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

        3 years ago

        Still took me a sec.
        No worries. Don't apologize for changing!

      • brrrd 7 Years to the Day

        3 years ago

        Sorry about that. I did pick a name at least similar to my previous one.

    • ethorrocks

      4 years ago

      Hey bradley, I have a theory about Season 11, that it will be Carolina and Church going off and cleaning up the rest of PF, and the Reds and Blues will do their normal bickering. Also, I really think that if that does not work out, then Church will just not be a character anymore.

    • ethorrocks

      4 years ago

      I have seen you around a lot on the forums, and just wanted to friend you.

      Sorry, I did not see your random friend request thing till it was too late.

      • ethorrocks

        4 years ago

        Thanks man.

      • brrrd 7 Years to the Day

        4 years ago

        It's cool. Hang out in the Season 11 thread sometime, if that's your thing. I'll accept a friend request from mostly anyone I've seen on the forums and spoken to before.

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      5 years ago

      I figure I should be friends with you on here as we do shizno shenanigans =D Nice to meet you!

    • Tayyat12

      5 years ago

      was watching the bad pax panel footage, the said sigma was Maine's AI. Looks like you were right again.

    • Tayyat12

      5 years ago

      did you see that post RTX lazar tag thing?

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      It's a western movie I found when I Googled "Guns of Honor". It's really the only thing that came up.

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Thought you might appreciate this:
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    • callMeNorth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Only Mostly Evil

      5 years ago

      How are you good sir? It's rather late where I am, or possibly early. Depends how you look at it. What has you up at this hour?

    • callMeNorth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Only Mostly Evil

      5 years ago

      So, i know you probably added me about a month ago, just accepted the friend request, I'd like to say it was because I was reviewing you and deviding on whether you were worthy. Truth is I just totally missed your request. =/ Anyways, hi!

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Welcome. Yeah, I didn't know how to delete a page, but I guess you did that for me?

    • Crutcho

      5 years ago

      I didn't want to comment on the halo 4 thread, because everyone hates me and i agreed to lay low for a while but i just wanted to say you are quite right. I couldn't let it go lol so for that, my bad

    • ThatDoanGuy

      5 years ago

      Thanks for helping me out!

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      You should mark roosterteeth.com/forum as your bookmarked page for this site if you're still having trouble finding threads.

    • texelations FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold sniped

      5 years ago

      Rec will have to readd you to the Minecraft chat, it's a private group. I added you to some different LFTO chats that are much more active than the one you were in before. Hope to see you there. smiley1.gif

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      I like the first one the best. I hate all the messy plugins. I think I'll join that one when it's up.

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Is that all you know of?

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Do you know any good Minecraft servers?

    • niriall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THE META

      5 years ago

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    • molihua10

      5 years ago

      It was fun. I think I'll have to put off really learning swing until later, though; I can only keep track of so many dances in my head at one time! I'm still taking tango classes every week, and I'm going to try to pick up salsa, because whenever I go tango dancing with my club, they always break up the tango song sets with salsa songs. But really, I think that all forms of social dance look like a lot of fun.

    • molihua10

      5 years ago

      Last week, I went to a recruiting event for my university's ballroom dance club, and they taught us a bit of swing. It made me think of you :)

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Look at you, going to the website and not Youtube.

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      How long have you been watching RvB?

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Well that's just homosexual!

    • RTZachGuy00

      5 years ago

      Did we ever figure out if MIA was canon or not?

    • Ayayne458

      5 years ago

      About the Chupa-baby thing: I'm pretty sure she'll draw you one. But Sarge has already been adopted. The chupa-parents group says which ones have already been taken, so you may want to head over there and see what you can get.

    • EmbryKaida

      5 years ago

      You should note that my latest journal will concern you, so go read it.

    • Ayayne458

      5 years ago

      Wow, sounds convenient. I'll give that a try... as soon as I get home from school.

    • Ayayne458

      5 years ago

      Not bad, actually. 3 Doors Down, Green Day, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the DOA soundtrack(s)... as well as a few single songs who I don't know the artists of.

    • Ashrah54

      6 years ago

      Aw, that's too bad. I was looking forward to hearing you again.

      And yes, Wash isn't exactly part of the rainbowness. Maine's more flamboyant, or at least relatively. He uses the brute shot to affirm his manliness.

    • EmbryKaida

      6 years ago

      Not yet. I've been on a stress-downer the last few weeks, and am currently on a "vacation." I should know right around December 1, though, since I'll finally be less stressed.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Yeah, the only problem being it took me ages to figure out half of what the characters were saying when I read the play... and my friends kept laughing at the 'happy dagger' bit : )

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Yup, karma's a b*tch. And that is actually a little ironic... and Shakespearean insults are fun to say.

      Hey, did you know (or have noticed) many of Shakespeare's stories were completely recycled? Romeo and Juliet was made straight from a Babylonian myth.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Ok, thanks. I will be using that word a lot in the next few weeks... and I hate it when people try to censor things. That's what a rating is for. Or a summary.
      And that's pretty much what happens to a lot of anime. They get bowlderized.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Of course it's one of their most popular songs. It's awesome! I'll listen to those others soon... and yeah, I was wondering why a lot of Nordic symbols appeared in some of the music videos I was looking at.

      They can really chop up the entire thing. Supposed to make it more attractive to the Western viewers, I guess. But it DOESN'T. I have never heard the term 'bowlderize' before.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Agreed and -HOLY CRUD Led Zeppelin sung stairway to heaven? I love that song! (I have a fairly random taste in music).

      Ah, yeah. I used to hate One Piece when I watched it on Nickelodeon, so I'm assuming that's the dubbed... mainly because my anime-watching friend says there's lot of swears in the original.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Yeah, there have been better singers... but the music is awesome. And War Pigs is cool, despite being rather long. I'll go look up Led Zeppelin as soon as War Pigs finishes.

      And that is what I have learned to do. There's no... that... in DF, though. Just a bunch of girls beating each other up. And a little plot in 3, 4 and 5.

      Apparently One Piece dubbed is really good... or was it subbed? But one or the other's stupid. Also, I'm impressed that you managed to pick it up. My brother lived here for years and the only thing I learned from him was how to argue for shotgun.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Probably should explain why you're post is up the top of mine... I always forget what the other person's written unless it's right in front of me. I have a bad memory : P

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Paranoid, Iron Man, and War Pigs? I guarantee that if you know anyone who knows anything about old rock, you will recognize the first two immediately. War Pigs is less known, but I think it's the best of the three.

      I haven't actually seen Dead Fantasy. I've seen it referenced on the FF Wiki, and I've seen Haloid, but never DF.

      You'll have to help me out on who Sasuke is, I haven't watch an anime since Dragon Ball Z. (He's an anime character, right? I'm not totally ignorant?)
      I've heard of Iron Man (and am listening as I type... yeah, I've heard this song) but not the other two. Just listened to Paranoid and I think they're amazing now. Thank you for pointing me to them : )

      Really? I find them good for when you're feeling action-y on a very rainy day. Haloid's ending was a little... weird for me.

      Sasuke is a character from the anime Naruto (no, you're not totally ignorant). He's the one all the self-insert writing fangirls have children with... and he's emo. Like, sensitive badass, because he's a ninja.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      I probably have heard their songs, I just don't the titles/artists. I'll check those ones out as soon as I finish watching Dead Fantasy. Damn you, Monty. You've got me hooked on fight scenes!

      My friend keeps trying to make me see Maine as a sensitive giant. It's actually pretty funny... Wow, I can practically hear those fangirls too, and I don't even think there's any for miles. (Not that Maine's just a one-dimensional character, I just find it funny that he's the Sasuke of RvB)

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      I don't really know where to look... I know a few good bands (Green Day, for example) but most of the good music I find is from games and movies.

      Well they are close, but I think that Wash wouldn't have been able to translate it so readily without prior experience.

      Ditto. Ah, poor Maine. He'll have to get into the habit of carrying around a notebook.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      I'll check out IX, too. Games seem to have better music than... well, bands and singers etc.

      ...Haven't played Kingdom Hearts either.

      That would be sweet. Of course, at some point Wash (maybe a few others) would've had to have the chance to speak growl-ish. Maybe he (they?) picked it up from Sigma's translations?

      Speaking of Sigma, I wanna meet him. I wanna meet the mastermind of the Meta!

      Wouldn't it be funny if Sig intentionally warped a lot of what Maine said? Poor guy...

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Sazh has some really great story associated with him. It was definitely not my favorite of the series. I really missed villages and actual interaction with NPC's that wasn't combat. Hopefully they fix that in the sequel, or I'll probably skip it.

      It started a while ago in the Season 9 thread. There was a pretty in-depth shipping discussion, and I came up with the idea of Maine being gay for Wash, but Wash not reciprocating. It mostly grew out of the idea that they had been partners during PF, which has not panned out yet.

      I know, right?
      This is the first time I've played a FF game, and it's an entirely new genre for me as well. I think it's amazing, and I'll buy the sequel... and since I'm used to playing games with no real interaction with NPCs (I would even classify Halo in that, despite the marines. They just die in two seconds) I think FFXIII is amazing. But I suppose I don't have much experience, so I can't judge. I'll check out FFVII 'cause I've heard that's the best.

      Oh no! Wash, how heartless! I really hope they go a bit deeper into the Freelancers' interactions with each other. Although Wash's 'that's a good luck' comment was brilliant.

      : )

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      FFXIII is awesome, and I'm now getting Sazh his eidolon. It's taking me bloody ages to finish...

      Gay Maine Train? That sounds... interesting. I only just noticed Wash, I can't believe I didn't see him before. It's the best part of the image.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Aww, poor Bradley. Better luck next season : )

      Writing, reading, karate, Halo (all), FFXIII, sleeping, RvB re-runs with my friends... laughing at the picture Ashrah54 posted. I really want to know what the hell kind of context that was made from.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      ....Yes.

    • Ayayne458

      6 years ago

      Your free time is empty now that there's no RvB?

      ...Dude, you need a hobby.

    • killbuddha

      6 years ago

      I finished it, actually! Once I get some pictures taken of myself wearing it, I'll post them ^_^

    • killbuddha

      6 years ago

      I got super busy with that Sakura costume I was making. And I keep getting absorbed in like, new anime and comics and stuff, so I haven't really been keeping up in the forums at all.

      But how have you been? ^_^

    • theiviaster

      6 years ago

      Hey man. Can't help but notice it's your birthday?
      So happy birthday!

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