DeadmanGT

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from Melbourne, Australia

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    • Married Life.

      8 months ago

      DeadmanGT

      Well, today marks my fourth month as a married man. what do I reckon so far? It's not so bad!!!

      Obviously it's not perfect, as myself and Hayley are currently living with my parents, but we are saving up to be able to get our own place, hopefully sooner rather than later.

      I finally have a job! Yes, it's a night fill job at a supermarket, but it's a job nontheless. It's better than I was a year ago. Three years of unemployment can get to you.


      Me and Hayley have been making plans and generally enjoying ourselves as a married couple. But we're also trying to save as much as possible so that we can afford a house that will be big enough for five of us. That's right, I said five! Myself, Hayley, our two cats Dulcie and Gizmo, and our baby!


      Hayley is three months pregnant! I never thought we'd get another chance, at least not this soon after the miscarriage back in June. But everything is going well. We even heard it's heartbeat. That was the most beautiful thing ever! Little one is due on the 25th April, which happens to be my late Grandad's birthday. He would have loved that!


      Other than that, not much else is different. We're still gaming, Hayley has finished the new Tomb Raider already and is looking forward to the Spyro trilogy, I'm playing  Forza 7 and Horizon 3, F1 2018, and loads more.


      One problem I encountered was that my old laptop which I had owned since 2009, finally died in August. So I had to go and get a new one. However, my Mum and Stepdad bought it, plus a 1TB backup HDD, for my combined Xmas and birthday present. The new machine is great, it's not a gaming laptop or something like that, but it's good enough for what I want.


      Halloween was a fun movie, not really scary, but good. We spent the real Halloween watching some rather enjoyable horror movies, including The Thing.


      Some more good news for me is that my application for permanent residency in Australia is being processed now. So I can stay here on a bridging visa until my full visa is confirmed. That is a huge weight off my shoulders.


      So can I recommend marriage? Yes and no. Yes, if it's with the right person and the right time. If you can get that right, you'll be great together. No, if you're not interested or doing it for the sake of it. It's like choosing the Holy Grail, "You must choose wisely."


      'Till All Are One!

    • Mr and Mrs Deadman!

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      Today is a momentous occasion. Yes it is, as I will be posting a photo of the real me, for the first time EVER!


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      So this is me on my wedding day on Wednesday, July 4th 2018 with my beautiful bride, Hayley. And yes, I'm the one in the suit with the beard!


      It was a really good day, everyone had a lovely time and after the events of the last few weeks, it was a good feeling to have such a great day. 


      'Till All Are One!

    • Why??

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      I'm typing this with a very heavy heart right now. For the last couple of months, I've been getting used to and looking forward to the prospect of being a father for the first time.


      However, it is not to be.....


      On Sunday night, we had to get Hayley to the hospital as she was bleeding quite badly. Then on Monday night, she suffered a miscarriage. It turns out that our baby, had not survived past the five or six week stage.


      We are understandably devastated, especially so close to the wedding. We weremaking plans and really looking forward to being parents. I feel like we've been robbed, and it sucks. It hurts like hell.


      But we are not giving up. We still have each other, we will soon be husband and wife, and we will be the proud parents of our own little one.


      'Till All Are One!

    • You never think it'll happen:Version 2.0!

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      I could start here by saying what a disgrace some so called "objective" gaming sites are with their blatant bias and bullshit. Buuut, whats the point?. They're run by toxic fanboys these days who have no appreciation of gaming and seem to just want to slate all other platforms except ones they play on. Pathetic.


      No, I'm not going down that foxhole, because there's something more important to talk about. Hayley and I are rapidly approaching our second anniversary, and we are also approaching......


      Our wedding!


      Yup, we're getting married. After two years together, we're taking the plunge. It's gonna be strange, but I'm really looking forward to it. But that's not all.


      I'm going to be a dad!!!


      Yeah, you saw that right, The Deadman is going to be a father! A little Deadman or Deadgirl is going to be joining us, around late January.


      We're both over the moon, I mean, we're terrified, understandably, but we are so happy to get the chance to be parents! I never thought I would get the chance to be honest. But here we are!


      So, the next eight months or so are gonna be interesting as we start our family, but I'm really happy to be granted the chance.


      'Till All Are One!



    • Something to remember.....

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      When someone says the word "plethora" to you, it means a lot!

    • Cartoons of my childhood.

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      I waked into the lounge the other day while my nephew Liam was watching Netflix. He was watching a cartoon called "Horrid Henry". To say that it sucked would be an understatement. In fact, a lot of the cartoons I've seen in the last few years have been, to me, appalling. Even the one good cartoon that has come out in the last few years, "Ben 10", has been ruined. So I had a good think about the cartoons that I grew up watching and the ones I still watch to this day.


      Transformers.

      Well, you knew this one was gonna be in there didn't you? This is in my top three of all time, and rightly so. I still enjoy watching it to this day.The war between the Autobots and the Decepticons had me transfixed everytime. I love it. Besides, Optimus Prime kicked Decepticon butt every time!


      He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe.

      Admittedly, I'm not, and never have been a big fan of this one. In fact, I prefer the 2002 series, but it was there, every Monday afternoon, it was on tv. I personally cringed when I watched it, but there you go.


      Centurions.

      This was a good one. Three guys with exo suits that could mount assault weapon systems, to battle a scientist who had turned himself into a powerful cyborg with a robot army. It was short lived in the UK, but I have heard it went on for a while in the US.


      MASK.

      This was ok, but the toys were better than the series.


      Looney Tunes.

      Come on, who doesn't love these cartoons? These are classics and always will be. My favourites? Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner.


      Batman:The Animated Series.

      This is also in my top three. This was a new side of Batman that had never been done for animation before, and it was, and still is, fantastic. I love watching it to this day and it has definitely aged very well.


      Jayce and The Wheeled Warriors.

      This was on a fair bit in the UK. I never knew until a few years back that there was actually a toy line too. It wasn't bad, even though I thought Jayce himself was a bit of a sap.


      Dangermouse.

      The funniest cartoon to come after the Looney Tunes, I absolutely love this one. With David Jason, one of my favourite actors as Dangermouse, The world's greatest secret agent, and the late Terry Scott as Penfold, his inept assistant. This is the original series from the 1980's, not the reboot from a year or so ago. Don't get me wrong, Alexander Armstrong is pretty good, but he just doesn't have the same charm.


      The Real Ghostbusters.

      Being a huge Ghostbusters fan, this was always a must watch for me every Monday afternoon, and my mates watched it too. I'm so glad that this is on Netflix right now as I would love to have the set, but it's tricky to get hold of.


      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

      Now, I want it to be known that I prefer the 2002 series. But this was my introduction to the ass kicking mutants. It was a bit cheesy too. 


      Spiderman and his Amazing Friends.

      This was the best Spiderman cartoon until the 1994 series came out. You basically had Spiderman team up with Iceman from the X-Men and a character created for the series, Firestar. (Years later, WB would do the same for Batman:TAS by creating Harley Quinn.) It was good and was a highlight of my Saturday mornings. Plus Stan Lee occasionally did narration.


      Spiderman.(1994)

      This was on par with Batman:TAS at the time for writing. It was a great series and even brought in guest stars like the X-Men and Ironman, who also had their own series. 


      The Incredible Hulk.

      There were two series. There was one that was on in the early 1980's, that again, Stan Lee did some narration for, and then there was the darker series from the 1990's. Both were good.


      So they are the most memorable ones for me. Did I miss any out? Let me know.


      'Till All Are One!

    • Finally! The Deadman has come back to AH/RT!!!

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      Jesus, has it really been that long since I was last babbling on about shit here? Yep, sure has! Well, it's been a very busy couple of months. 


      The good news is that Hayley's brother has made a fantastic recovery and is due back at work soon. Considering what happened to his aorta, it's nothing short of a miracle. Plus I got to meet him at last, and he's a nice bloke.


      The bad news is that Hayley herself has been struggling a bit. She wasn't herself for several weeks afterwards, which made things hard for us. Thankfully now, she's back to her awesome self and we sorta celebrated with a night away in a town called Daylesford last week.


      My nephew Liam has been diagnosed with Asperger's. He's still the same crazy ass 9 year old, we all love, but now we know why he's been having trouble with some things, and why he's so obsessed with cars!!! Still, Dan Ackroyd has Asperger's, and look at what he created.


      I turned 38. It wasn't a bad day. I got spoiled by my family and Hayley. She got me some brand new Converse All Star II's which I love. Got  a couple of movies from my sister and Liam, and a new HDD from my parents. I also got an e-mail from my biological dad! Yeah, the father I haven't talked to in years. Well, to cut a long story short, I e-mailed him back, and we are talking again. So I have my great aunt, my cousin and my dad back now. (My cousin has actually challenged me to a race on Forza Motorsport 7, the fool!)


      Valentine's was nice too. Me and Hayley spoiled each other again. She managed somehow, to get me a copy of F1 2017, which for some reason became quite rare on Xbox One in Australia! I got her the full version of Horizon Zero Dawn, which is a game that we both wanted to have a go at. She's also been having a bash at Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and she's got further than me!


      Speaking of Lara Croft, we saw the new Tomb Raider and we both loved it. And Hayley is a BIG fan of Ms Croft, so she would have been it's biggest critic! We saw Insidious:The Last Key recently too. I liked it, but the evening was spoiled by some dickheads sitting behind us! Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle was awesome too.


      I've started listening to some podcasts on my iPad. I've started with a couple of true crime podcasts, as that is something I'm interested in, which are called True Crime Garage and Casefile. I've also added the Pitlane Podcast which is run by a few of the F1 game YouTubers, The Ross Report, which is the legendary Jim Ross' show about pro-wrestling, and The Jim Cornette experience, which is another about wrestling. I'm hooked, big time.


      So that's been a funny couple of months. 2018 certainly had a strange sense of humour to start with! Up to the Lunar New Year, it was a bit stressful. thankfully now, it appears to be settling down a bit. Hope that trend continues.


      'Till All Are One.

    • The Best Medicine.

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      Soooooo, 2018 has been a little rough so far. I've had a bit of food poisoning, courtesy of Subway, and Hayley's family had a rough week or so as her elder brother nearly died of a heart attack. However, he is on the mend thankfully.


      So I got to thinking about what makes me laugh, and I mean really laugh, not just a slight chuckle. I have to admit, I had a good laugh thinking about it!


      Duck Amuck

      Robin Hood Daffy

      Bugs Bunny's dance in Ali Baba Bunny

      Any of the Wile E Coyote and Road Runner Cartoons ( and Wile E and Bugs Bunny)

      Billy Connolly live shows

      Lee Evans live shows

      Robin Williams Live 2002

      Ghostbusters

      Some stuff on NCIS

      Achievement Hunter vids

      Rage Quit

      Sport fails

      The time I told my boss that there was a spider on her back and she nearly jumped through the ceiling.

      Fawlty Towers

      Garfield

      Bottom (especially the fights)

      Top Gear

      My girlfriend

      My nephew

      Mick Foley

      The Rock's put downs


      And that's only the tip of the iceberg I would think. It certainly made me feel better thinking about it. So it is true what they say........


      Laughter is the best medicine.


      'Till All Are One!

    • So that was 2017.......

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      And boy am I glad it's gone. 2017 was not an easy year for me or those close to me, but there were some highlights, mainly in the media side of things. Movie wise, there was some excellent stuff, new and old......

      Transformers:The Last Knight - I loved it, was great to see Optimus Prime kick ass again.

      Kong:Skull Island - This was great fun, great effects and a fun story

      Resident Evil:The Final Chapter - This wasn't so great. I was hoping it would be better, but sadly, no.

      Cars 3 - This was great, and a nice way to round out the trilogy.

      Insidious - I enjoyed this at Hayley's. She has the first three and the new one's out soon, so I have some catching up to do.

      Alien:Covenant - This wasn't bad at all. Not as good as Aliens, but solid.

      Star Wars:The Last Jedi - You really have to ask?????

      Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle - I've never seen the original, but this was awesome!

      Beauty and the Beast - Surprisingly, I'm a fan of the animated movie, and this was just as good if not better. Another funny thing was that I enjoyed it, but Hayley didn't!

      Murder on the Orient Express - I loved this. I love a murder mystery, and it didn't disappoint.

      Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Men Tell No Tales - I love the Pirates series and this was a good one.

      The Mummy - Not that great really.

      Life - This is surprisingly good. Check it out if you can.

      The Great Wall - This was really good. 

      Up! - Never saw this before NYE, but I'm certainly glad I did now.


      Game wise......


      Forza Motorsport 7 - Despite it's teething troubles, this is a solid addition to the series

      Resident Evil:Biohazard - This is one of only two games that made me jump out of my skin.

      Defense Grid 2 - Not bad at all.

      DiRT Rally - Simply the best.

      DiRT4 - See above.

      F1 2016 - I was a late comer to the party, and although I need to play it more, its the best F1 game I've had in years....and I've played a few!

      Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams - Cool stuff.

      Gone Home - This was surprisingly good.

      The Turing Test - Like it's predecessor; Pneuma:Breath of Life, this was fun and I enjoyed it.

      Guns, Gore and Cannoli - Both myself and Hayley has a blast playing this.

      Halo Wars 2 - Great stuff and worth the wait.

      Mark McMorris Infinite Air - I got this for Hayley for Xmas, and it's not bad.

      Monster Jam:Crush It! - I like Monster trucks, so sue me!

      Need for Speed:Payback - Great stuff.

      Sonic Mania - As good as it looked in the trailers!

      Mortal Kombat X - I hadn't played a Mortal Kombat game in over 20 years before this year. I'm glad I played this one as it I can get on with this one, unlike the originals.

      Tekken 7 - It's Tekken! Enough said!

      WWE 2K18 - I think that this is definitely on par with 2K17, if not slightly better.

      Transformers:Fall of Cybertron - I recently downloaded the remastered edition and I have had so much fun playing this again.

      Project Cars 2 - I played the original earlier this year, and this one definitely has improved on the original.


      Low lights - My struggle to find the job I trained for, the fact I found a job and then they dropped me after five days because I wasn't experienced enough, when I specifically told them I had no experience in the job, my breakup with Hayley, Feelings of hopelessness, 


      Highlights - My reconciliation with Hayley in September, getting my first pair of Converse sneakers for my birthday. Not much else really.


      2017 was apparently year of the rooster, which stands for confrontation amongst other things. 2018 is year of the dog, which stands for stability, which is something I need in my life.


      So here's to 2018, may it be a cracker!


      'Till All Are One!




    • So here it is..........

      1 year ago

      DeadmanGT

      Well, here we are, Christmas time again. Everyone all set? Say what? Oh come on, man, you've had several weeks!!!!!


      Anyway, I'm all set. I spent a very nice Xmas Eve with my girlfriend, who is unfortunately feeling a bit unwell at the moment. She loved her present, which was a Pop Vinyl of Kitana from Mortal Kombat, a Rock Candy figure of Lara Croft and Mark McMorris Infinite Air, as she likes snowboard games. She got me WWE 2K18. Oh hell yeah!


      My nephew is gonna get spoiled.....again!!! Heh, he's a good kid really.


      Who's been watching their Xmas movies? I've been on the Muppet Christmas Carol and Die Hard. Watching a little NCIS now to wind down.


      It's been a funny ol' year. More ups and downs than a rollercoaster.  Although the downs have really, REALLY sucked! To put it mildly, I have really hated a lot of this year. 2017 has been difficult, so I won't be sorry to see the back of it. Roll on 2018!


      So everyone have a Happy Xmas and Great New Year! I'm sure gonna have one!!!!


      'Till All Are One!!!!

  • Comments (7)

    • SnakeTron5M Snake/Robot Hybrid

      3 years ago

      Hey dude! What's your GT? Maybe we can play Halo some time :)

    • Thom

      4 years ago

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      Happy Warm Fuzzies day, Phil. Stay awesome.

    • Raf Raf

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the friend request!

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