JohnBoyle

Male
from Glasgow

  • Activity

    • Chapter 19

      8 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      I was half expecting the Pelican to play Lopez's Mexican music.

    • Halo Reach...literally

      8 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=mADhOt6qRlk

      Biggest chuckle I've had on youtube for a while.

      DOG TAGS!

    • Public Laughter

      9 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      Things I learned yesterday:

      I cannot listen to the Drunk Tank in public.
      In Glasgow laughing when listening to your iPod is literally frowned upon.
      Burnie Burns is a bastard who makes me laugh like an idiot.

    • Forums

      9 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      Right, tonight I'm going back into the forums. Recommend me a thread you fools!

    • For the loyal

      9 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      It's only been a year? 13 months if we're being generous. It feels like such a long time since I posted on here last and I fear that what small remaining watchers I have either don't remember me or no longer care (except you Kal, I know you are deeply in love with me and my drunken ways).

      So what to fill you in on? I now have letters after my name, MA (Hons) to be precise denoting my surprising ability to pass my degree without skill or dedication. Kind of them to give me the degree, yet no good deed goes unpunished and I'm going back for an another year so hopefully I can add MSc onto the end of those letters. Still Russian stuff, because when god was handing out skills mines was an ability to analyse Russian history. I could have been a world class footballer, philosopher or singer but instead I know all there is to know about perestroika. Let joy be unconfined. My lies have ensured that Steff...aka RinoaTakako on here sticks by my side. I have a modest group of acquaintances and little prospects (as they would say in Edwardian England).

      So that's me. How is everyone else? I shall fill my watchlist out again and try to come on here after I watch a short, an episode or listen to the podcast. For now I'll just say hi and we'll move from there, ok?

      Regards
      The man with the least original username on the planet.

      <3

    • My RT routine

      10 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      1)Log in once a week
      2)Watch new RvB
      3)Bemoan quality of RvB and think dreamily back to original series with wonder and joy.
      4)Clear epic watchlist (best bit)
      5)Leave

      Has anyone else fallen into the same trap or are people back into the community?

    • Jewrnal

      10 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      Today is a marker for me, managed to get 3 pieces of work handed in along with putting my name down for dissertation stuff and all but finishing uni for this term. Oh and my recent vomiting bug went away, yay!

      My inactivity from the site has got to the point where I think it needs no real explanation, RT community is in problems. Everyone has their take on the slide the community has taken but for me identity is key. When joined almost 3 years ago (jesus....) the site was simple. A machinima site putting out regular stuff with a community attached and a robust profile/friend system backing it up. Now thought can you honestly say what RT.com is? It's machinima but also a walkthrough/achievement site which constitutes it's main output given the sporradic nature of actual RT productions. It has a community but also groups and tagged images and a sorta facebook fucked myspace and this is the outcome vibe to it. As such what do we discuss here, a community was born here because we all enjoyed RvB/Strangerhood/Panics and that's why we came together. But now why do people come here, there is no unifying reason for this community to unite and the bonds created by RvB are collapsing. Well that's my take.

      My dissertation for those interested is Russia EU relations from 2000-2008, particularly foreign policy and the effect Putin had on this relationship along with Medvev. :) So if you need random Russian knowledge then I'm your man!

      Ciao
      John

      P.S.I had a dream I tortured and killed one of Steff's former friends who had a crush on her, and killed him execution stylee with a magnum .45! Normal?

    • 22

      10 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      Well, I'm 22. I'll keep this brief because frankly I'm so fucking swamped with work I don't have time to meander on my thoughts. Needless to say the last year my career has completely changed, I've been abroad and I think politically I'm no a great deal more jaded and cynical. I have a few new friends, I'm back working on a gaming website and I partook in an illegal substance which had no effect on me aside from making me stink that bit more than I do already. Oh and I started growing sideburns.

      So my 21st year was a bit odd, my 22 hasn't started too brightly. I have a cold but Steff got me a huge tub of sweets (which I already finished) and racing royals! Essentially wind up toys resembling the British Royal Family which you can race. I'm undefeated smiley0.gif Today I have nothing special planned, I have uni unfortunately and no big night planned as that's not me. Nice quiet evening working and playing games awaits (I got Prof Layton from the sister).

      Must dash, uni calls.

      John.

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    • Wtf

      10 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      What the fuck were Microsoft thinking, when you start a party it's open to everyone instead of being private. I'm sick of people jumping into parties uninvited. smiley4.gif

    • Budapest

      10 years ago

      JohnBoyle

      So proper journal. The field trip was taken as part of research for people doing their dissertation in Central and East European Studies. A group of 7 I was the only Scot with the rest being English, Austrian, German and Abu Dhabi...an. The city was really unique, big US stores set in old communist buildings and a real sense of a broken country after it's failed 1956 revolution (from which there are still bullet holes about the city). So we worked 9-6 every day doing research for projects assigned to us apart from Monday when myself and two others gave a talk at Corvinus University on the impact of EU migration within the UK. It was amazingly difficult, also because it was 6 people I HAD to socialise with people I didn't really know and that was exhausting. Albeit I think I made friends so that's always good. Anyways a few piccies for your perusal.

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      St Stephens Basilica at night, absolutely breathtaking.

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      Across the Danube into the Buda side of the city at night.

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      And during the day, panoramic.

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      Inside the parliament on this grand 96 step case. Myself and a guy I was with did a Morcambe and Wise walk down singing "Bring me sunshine" which was EPIC.

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      And that's everyone! The whole gang. From left is Christy, me, Camilla, Tom, Heike (in the white), Sarah and Ruth. Last is Dr Oldfield, one of the lecturers and we're at the foot of the liberty monument.

      Food was so cheap! £10 for a meal with about 4 beers. I tried to eat Hungarian, so I had everything from huge sausages to wild boar to brain to 80% proof drink! Didn't get drunk once though, so hardcore.

      Until next time guys, tata.

  • Comments (733)

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      7 years ago

      Holy shit fuckers, three jobs?? What the hell are they, and when do you sleep, sir? smiley7.gif

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      9 years ago

      As well as it could, I suppose. I'm in a hazy transition phase, just waiting to start the next part of my life.

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      9 years ago

      Me too, most of the time, haha. How you been?

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      9 years ago

      No activity.

      That's sad. smiley2.gif

    • HurriHam

      9 years ago

      What magazine do you write for again?

    • HurriHam

      9 years ago

      I battlefield'ed you

    • Rayloth

      10 years ago

      Hello, John. How've you been, sir?

      I see from your journal that you've been quite busy as far as studenty-stuff.

      Well, just droppin' a howdy, man. Hope you have a good week.

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      Learn something new every day.

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      Any relation to you?

    • mymy

      10 years ago

      I requested to add you as friends, if its ok.

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      We shall not we shall not be moved. Top of the league. The titles coming home :)

    • PeteZahut47

      10 years ago

      Ha ha, thanks man.

    • PeteZahut47

      10 years ago

      I already have a comics series on my plate, but if there are anymore L4D comics, then yes.

    • discopete019

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I'm an idiot.

    • discopete019

      10 years ago

      I'm not sure, I just thought you were in some part of America....is that ignorant of me?

    • discopete019

      10 years ago

      I kinda feel stupid considering I never realized you were from Glagsow until a few days ago...

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Yes! Moar horde!

      There's also that new achievement for doing waves 1-10 on all the flashback maps - much work to be done.

    • discopete019

      10 years ago

      Pssst I'm doing a question journal. So if there's anything you've ever wanted to know about me, now's the time to ask. smiley0.gif

    • HurriHam

      10 years ago

      Hotlink!

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I'm still at the stage where I need to have the subtitles on. smiley7.gif

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Yo dawg, hows tricks? Watch dem fallen soldiers, I got red tops for ya

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Holy crap. I found the first season of The Wire on DVD and during the first episode I didn't have a clue what was going on, but before I knew it I was on the 4th episode. smiley3.gif

      What have you done!?

    • RinoaTakako

      10 years ago

      Did you reply to me on your page!? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      Fail smiley12.gif Into the last 500 now smiley0.gif You've gotta read this book if you ever want to really get into I, Claudius more

    • RinoaTakako

      10 years ago

      Yes, Left4Dead sounds good smiley1.gif

      I realised that my journal was totally not written well. I hope thats because all of my effort is going into the essay and not just me smiley7.gif

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Tis white tape.

      The security guard was a total dick and kept yelling at us. smiley5.gif

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Look! I found my picture with Adam Ant!

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      Yeah, he didn't want to get too near us...

    • RinoaTakako

      10 years ago

      So fucking happy! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • RinoaTakako

      10 years ago

      Can sloths surprise!? smiley0.gif

    • Rishan

      10 years ago

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    • HurriHam

      10 years ago

      7 hours to go.... smiley6.gif

    • RinoaTakako

      10 years ago

      Happy New Year honey smiley1.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Rishan

      10 years ago

      Merry christmas (sorry im wishing you a bit late since i couldnt come online for some time)

    • caboose11711

      10 years ago

      Merry Belated Christmas!

      And a Happy New Year!

    • HurriHam

      10 years ago

      No wipe me!?

    • Reklaimer

      10 years ago

      I'd say Merry Christmas back, but I was banned from the internet yesterday... ah well.

    • Rayloth

      10 years ago

      Merry Christmas, John!

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      10 years ago

      Almost. smiley8.gif Happy Wednesday!

    • Athena167

      10 years ago

      merry christmas to you too.....have a nice holiday.......if your going on one that is

    • Khalahd

      10 years ago

      Thanks! You too.

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Aw, this is a much cheaper alternative to Christmas cards! smiley0.gif


      Merry Christmas to you too, fine sir.

    • HurriHam

      10 years ago

      I thought that was tomorrow.

    • noirakita

      10 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you too!! smiley12.gif

    • discopete019

      10 years ago

      Thanks, you too.

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      In that case, MERRY FUCKIN CHRISTMAS!!

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      Is it even Christmas in west Europe yet?

    • hobbitboy

      10 years ago

      To you to sir!!

    • Doddsoreric

      10 years ago

      Cheers dude, merry Xmas to ya to. be back to within 1 point before the new year.

    • nickpick123

      10 years ago

      Nice Awards! You must have done something cool for those!

    • Vicki

      10 years ago

      Please, JB, come take your share!

    • kalvaza

      10 years ago

      Yay! I've just found the setting to change all the avatars and stuff back to the old way. Yours looks good again! smiley0.gif

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