Brendanvio

Male
from Sydney, Australia, Land of Awesome

  • Activity

    • Starting off

      9 years ago

      Brendanvio

      Ok, I've had a tumultous week in which I was offline for a period as I sorted out my life in preparation for AADA and got drunk on Australia Day (As you do).

      I started on Tuesday (Australia time for you foreign peoples) and it seems that after two days I am in a very cool and funky group of people. I can't wait until we get a chance to perform together.

      So far, the class that has been the most fun? Movement. Even after the yoga and pilates (I feel like such a fag for even mentioning that word) screwed with my fucked right shoulder.

      Least? My first class of Performance: Acting was a real let down, but I suspect it will get better.

      Will catch up with everyone real soon. Drink up, party hard, and don't catch pregnancy.

    • Final Day

      9 years ago

      Brendanvio

      Today is my final day at Ninemsn after three and a half long years.

      While I'm glad to go in lots of respects, it does make me sad to leave a part of my short yet colourful life behind.

      The people I work with are decent and funny dudes, and I'll hopefully be able to stay in touch with them as I move on to a career in performance.

      But now, it is time to drink. Adios

    • My nephew

      9 years ago

      Brendanvio

      On the weekend when I was out at a Chinese restaurant with my family, I taught my adorable one year old nephew to 'om nom nom nom nom'.

      I am currently winning at life.

    • I have a gripe

      9 years ago

      Brendanvio

      'Racist' KFC ad

      This has been in the news here the last week or so.

      I tell you what, this shits me. A harmless ad, related to crappy chicken and the cricket, has been taken MASSIVELY out of context by the American media who seem to think stereotypes in their country apply elsewhere as well.

      Not to mention Australia's percieved reputation as a racist nation (Which for the most part is untrue, considering our great degree of multiculturalism) has seen this blown well out of proportion.

      Now all the morons, the ignorant, and the racially motivated themselves (Just check out some of the comments) have come out and taken the opportunity to slam the country and a rather harmless ad (The West Indian cricket team was touring at the time, hence the appearance of their fans in the ad).

      I've gone off my nut on Youtube over a video posted by the Young Turks. I just cracked the shits. The blame game has come out and it seems some people, probably including me, have gotten way too angry.

      My fault really, a lack of self control. But as a person who has always been opposed to racism, who staunchly campaigned for reconciliation with Indigenous Australians, and who loves Australia for the multicultural nation that it is, I do not tolerate ignorant opinions that continue to insinuate all Australians are racist whiteys who beat up on other nations because of our apparent 'ethnical superiority'. It just isn't true.

      sigh.......I'm going to have a smoke.

    • You Know........

      9 years ago

      Brendanvio

      I have been waiting to a sequel album to The Avalanches' Since I Left You for eight..............fucking.........years


      GIVE ME AVALANCHES

    • Fallout 3 music

      9 years ago

      Brendanvio

      All I can say about it is that it kicks ass

  • Comments (234)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Haven't seen you around for a bit. Hope life's treating you well.

      I'm shuffling around my watch list (damn 64 limit) so let me know when you sign back in, I'll put you back on it.

      Cheers.

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Sup dude, hows the all singing all dancing school coming along?

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      I've got nothing against Cricket. :)

      As for the job at Ninemsn, getting a contributing writing position is the hardest thing for me.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      I had absolutely no clue you were a journalist.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      'Tis what Doddsoreric tells me.

      You want to be loathed too?

    • reesekindle

      9 years ago

      Dude, those Marble Hornets videos scared the crap outta me.
      Good find. smiley0.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley3.gifsmiley7.gif

    • reesekindle

      9 years ago

      You have mah attention.
      First I gotta get back on Live, which won't happen for another week or two. I'm at home right now, and there's no Live here. smiley4.gif

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      Because Brendanvio will shoot The Typer to escape on the helicopter.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      The calls go for literally hours. Sometimes I'm up until 4:30 AM. Just to let ya' know.

    • runelady

      9 years ago

      SURPRISE BIRTHDAY BUTTSECKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Best birthday present EVER... of all time.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      Yeah, approximately 10:00 PM EST each Friday night here.

      If I'm doing the math right, and using the clock right, Sydney is 18 hours ahead of me. Meaning it'll be about noon on Saturday when the call begins.

      But I'm not positive because Oroboros (who hails from New Zealand instead of Australia) joins the call every Friday, and it's about 8:00 AM there around 10:00 PM here.

      BUT, since I'm so free on Fridays, I might be able to change my schedule on Friday to fit your time allotment. When are you free?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      classic

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKbPUzhWeeI

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      At least you beat England.

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      I will take that as a maybe then. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Just thought I would ask if you saw the Rugby on the weekend? smiley8.gif

    • reesekindle

      9 years ago

      Chili and Rice is a tradition where I grew up. smiley0.gif
      We're kinda cheap.

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Yeah, Wes needs votes. Something fishy is afoot.

    • TheTyper

      9 years ago

      That was two days ago. But Scoches is coming home tonight, might have another call.

    • reesekindle

      9 years ago

      Just a little bit. smiley1.gif

    • FadingLight

      9 years ago

      Hey, it's all good. I know how it is. Luckily, the more the word gets out, the more likely someone who can help will see it and help. That is what is great about this site. We are such a tight community and there are always those who can help. Again, thanks so much for your support.

    • FadingLight

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the mod point. Every little bit helps right now.

    • reesekindle

      9 years ago

      What an ASShole. smiley5.gif

    • TheTyper

      10 years ago

      Going to college and taking courses that'll "certify" me for this type of job is a priority, but I'm not sure how massive a priority it really should be. Even at publications like PC Gamer Magazine, the Associate Editor is the only one who has a degree in journalism. So I'm not sure what these publications look for more than anything. Having a degree would of course make getting a job far easier, and that's part of the reason why I plan on taking courses. But if there are four other editors that have not taken college classes, it makes me wonder what their big requirements are.



      Creating a style is something important for features, reviews, and places where you are given a place to write and state your opinions. And I plan on delivering "getting lost virtually" to this person the next chance he can read my reply, but developing a style may or may not be as important if I ever receive a full time job at one of these places reviewing video games, searching out news and previews. Writings like those have to be quite unbiased and based on the general factors of "what makes a good game."

      And even in cases of my own judgement on video games, I'm still very much a rookie, even when playing video games. There are loads of people that are very good at these games, when my playing ability is mediocre to challenging at the best. You have to be good at video games for this line of work, not sure if I'll make the cut.

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      WHO THE FUCK IS HE?

      YYAAAASSSSSSSSSS smiley0.gif

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      Sup man, its good to be home. smiley0.gif

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Some of us can be found hanging out in here from time to time:

      roosterteeth.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=4374&page=19#c436085

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      At least it is a step in the right direction (I hope) and you can leverage this down the road toward better positions - more money - less work.

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      You should get on skype, dude.
      We're all here.

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      True.
      I've had my best games with the Heavy and the Engineer, but I try to play as them all.

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      You can blame TF2 for this double post.

      Post edited 8/05/09 2:55AM

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      So what class do you specialize in?

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      So I found ya through Typer, but just to let you know I wouldn't have been able to identified you. Only friends can access your profile apparently.

      lrn2prepare, maybe? smiley8.gif

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      It'll all be worth it... for a face full o' bullets.

      I'll go lookin'.

    • TheTyper

      10 years ago

      Let me send you a link to the group profile.

      I hardly use it. But who knows.

      Here.

      Best thing to do regarding Reese, tell him to send you a link of his Steam profile in the Steam community, and you can add him from there.

      And when you get the profile link, send me a copy of it.

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      Guess what?

      TF2 is up to 73% loaded.

      Fuck. My. Life.

      At this point I'm a tad scared my computer won't be able to handle the graphics.

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      Yeah... turns out yer not the only Hicks. There's dozens of them.
      I'll just tell ya mine. It'll be easier to find.
      Agent_Montana

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      Dammit. I'd be all for buying it, but I am without a credit card. Only debit.

      It'll happen for me eventually.

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      Join please. bigsmile.png

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      10 years ago

      I just saw you on the Chasers, I just turned my tv on in time to see it. I can't believe you all got that guy to do 40 photos.

    • GacktyPants

      10 years ago

      You make me think somebody already did smiley0.gif

    • GacktyPants

      10 years ago

      And well you should be. They're a team full of confidence, and more than enough skills to back it up. The Dogs are normally my second team, but especially since Fieny has joined I would quite like to see the Dragons do well since our season is pretty much over, barring a rather large miracle.

    • GacktyPants

      10 years ago

      I'm amazed your guys were able to tackle ours at all, the way they kept running away smiley4.gif Even Price only managed 60 metres. Dunno what is going on at the club, but there's something pretty rotten at the core. We don't have bad players - at least, not that bad. And playing a team like the Dragons just showed that up even more. Those guys have some real class. I think Super Coach has done an as usual excellent job there.

    • TheTyper

      10 years ago

      I found the easier way to change your name in game, (Steam overlay with the Steam Community runs slow) so I almost always change my name to Chicago Ted now in Left 4 Dead.

    • reesekindle

      10 years ago

      WTF?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      No Recon Garage at the moment. The thread is still there - and we've been using it a bit until the Groups open back up.

    • awsomness000

      10 years ago

      D:< the final final one??!!! NO! Lucky you!

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      lol yeah, Rune and I are planning on having sex in the livingroom so he can walk in on us. Should be fun.

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      Classic vids them. I have spoke to the man himself, he is well emm a dork. Charisma transpant needed STAT.

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      Cool man I am the same, not really been up to much. Oh cheers for the add on youtube by the way.

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      Hey man, been a while dude. How you getting on?

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