Ptree

Male
from NSW, Australia.

  • Activity

    • Another year...

      5 years ago

      Ptree

      And now I finally come back again.

      When did Rooster Teeth become Facebook?

    • wow.

      7 years ago

      Ptree

      It has been a long time.

      I've missed out on a lot of this website and its community, which looks to be ever expanding. I guess I almost forgot about it what with being as busy as I usually am. I'm hoping I'll be able to have the time to catch up on what I've missed out on as far as RT News and Comics, and the latest season of RvB goes.

      Now where's that old tag I used to use...


      Aha!
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    • 8 years ago

      Ptree
    • it's been a while.

      8 years ago

      Ptree

      However, I'm not dead yet!

      When was the last time I posted..? Some time around the end of last year, I think... Yeah.

      Well, not a great deal has happened since then, yet enough to warrant me writing this I suppose.
      I finished school, yay. I enrolled at a college, also yay.

      College is awesome. You may (or may not) be interested to know I'm doing a 2 year Advanced Diploma of Games Design and Development, Majoring in Game Art. So, basically I'm learning to make video games, as far as modelling, texturing, rigging and animating goes (everything except coding). It's fun. Like, really, really fun.

      So far we've learned to model our own 3D objects using a program called Autodesk Maya 2011, animate and apply basic textures (using the same program), and then we learned to animate character rigs and face rigs (that was cool). We then learned to create our own textures using Adobe Photoshop CS5. We've just finished a whole class project, which was to create a city to be placed in a game level. Of the 3, 3D Art classes, mine was given the sci fi themed city -- the others were 'human' and 'bio'. The human themed city ended up being themed French Steampunk. They sunk a huge chasm in the ground and placed a modified version of the Eiffel Tower above it (complete with giant mining drill), while the bio city was basically a city made of plants, tentacles and pus. It looked cool too. Ours was basically a gleaming, yet dark, towering city, surrounded by slums and machine gun equipped watch towers. I was put in charge of making the spire, in which our evil tyrant overlord would live, so I made a TRON-like building, based on the night club tower from TRON Legacy.

      I think I'm going to have an awesome time with our next assignment, which is character design, where the theme is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales, which you then must apply one or more of the following themes to: undead, steampunk, cyberpunk, gothic, or... the other one I forget (it must've been the most uncool of the five).

      Unfortunately though, with me being at College 3 days a week, it hasn't left me much time to work, so I'm becoming more and more broke as time goes on. Smeg. :(


      Ptree, signing off... Again. Probably for a while, judging by my recent presence (or lack thereof) on this site.
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    • shortest.

      8 years ago

      Ptree

      Please! Someone remind me to spend a good few hours on here getting up to date with the huge amount of alerts I have.


      Aaand, I'm off again.
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    • too long.

      8 years ago

      Ptree

      THAT'SWHATSHESAID!

      Sorry, had to get that one in before anyone else.

      Onto my Journal...
      So I realised I haven't posted anything on here in quite a long time.
      I think what I'll do first is go over what I was talking about last time I posted a Journal, and then move on from there...

      Okay, so I was talking about how much school was getting to me. The part where I have to get up real early and go to school to attend classes is over, thank The Flying Spaghetti Monster, and so have most of my final exams, or HSC exams for those who know what I'm talking about. I have one left on Thursday morning; Physics, which is one that I believe is going to rape me, continuously, over the time period we have to sit it.

      Unfortunately for my grades, however, I've become obsessed with Minecraft and I've actually gone and found every single episode of Pokemon, and have been watching them religiously. Ah well, at least by the time Thursday is over I will have a nice big mansion to run around in, on Minecraft, and I'll have been most of the way through Season 1 of Pokemon (with only another 9 and a bit to go. though, I've heard season 11 and 12 are currently being made as well).

      Now, to the videogaming problem, i.e. the unavailability of videogames in my household, due to my parents' bullshittiness (yes, that's a word now). I said in my last Journal something about buying the new 360 Slim, and a lot of the new big name releases (Halo: Reach, Fable 3, COD: Black Ops, AC: Brotherhood). I'm happy to say I've already got the Limited Edition of Halo: Reach, and the Collector's Edition of Fable 3, so that's cool, but obviously I haven't been able to play them yet. However, while I am still planning on buying the 360 Slim (with the 250GB HDD) and a Kinect kit (shut up, haters, I'm still gonna get it), I've got to fit in that kind of spending around my car costs. As I said last Journal, it's costing me around $200 per month for fuel, but because of my thrashing of the car around off-road areas and mud pits, I've also got to save up enough money to put aside for parts replacement/repairs. So, with my employer about to give me a pay rise, buying a new XBox could take anything up to 3 weeks. Heh.

      Oh, and I should be buying myself a LIVE Gold membership some time soon (12 months subscription), so I look forward to seeing a few of my old friends on the Halo and COD servers.

      As I said last time, I still haven't finished Fable 2 yet. I know, shame on me, but I haven't had an XBox since April, and at the time I was making the most of my LIVE subscription by constantly playing COD6. So basically, when I get my XBox back, I'm going to do the entire Halo: Reach campaign (and hopefully remember to time myself when I do it on Legendary, just to see if I can do any better than Halo 3: ODST, which took me about 5 hours), and then finish Fable 2, probably skip GTA4 and move onto Fable 3, and then finish Assassin's Creed 1 (only because, while I've done the campaign twice already, my XBox profile doesn't remember).

      Oh yeah! That old Steam account I was given. Well, it's got a few great titles on it already; Dawn of War 2, Saints Row 2, Garry's Mod (which I still refuse to believe is actually fun, but meh), etc. Apparently I'll be spending a lot of time on Garry's Mod, because the friend who gave the account to me wants to teach me how to have fun with it. I don't think my laptop will want to handle it though. Which is why I've decided to save up for (I know, so much money -spending) a gaming-specified desktop PC. Either I'll buy an Alienware tower, or I'll find a good list of specs and build one myself. Either way it's going to set me back at least $1000, ugh.

      I mentioned Starcraft 2 last time I posted. I'd just like to reinforce my lack of care for that game. I didn't play Starcraft 1 at any point, I don't much care for Starcraft 2, especially when I have Dawn of War and DOW2, and I simply do not think it's a good game. Don't try to convince me otherwise, or convince me to buy it. One day, I probably will, but it's not one of my priorities. My priorities extend mainly to my car and my XBox, that's it.

      So er... Wish me luck for Phyiscs on Thursday. And indeed not dying when I start working next week, every day, until late July next year. It's going to be tough. I worked Thursday and Friday of last week, and while I made over $200 just in those two days, I was physically and mentally wrecked all weekend.

      Oh, and I just remembered, before I do a lot of those things, I have to get to finishing DJ D-Tor's new album artwork, which he has been waiting patiently for me to do for him for the past month. Sorry D-Tor, I'll make sure I have it finished before Christmas, I promise!


      Ok, that's it from me. Ciao.
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    • 8 years ago

      Ptree
    • 8 years ago

      Ptree
    • time for another update?

      8 years ago

      Ptree

      I think so.
      Sure, I come on here every day. I keep up with Red vs Blue and whatever alerts I have, you know. But I must admit I spend most of my puter time on Facebook and Tumblr. They are both very addictive.

      Aaanyways...

      I'm still sick of school. Well... The HSC, not year 12. Year 12 is fun, it's just the pressure of the upcoming final exams that's not fun. I don't even care, and apparently it's still annoying me. At least I know I'll pass, that's good enough.

      I'm still not allowed to be playing any video games. I've gotta wait until the 4th of November (the day of my last exam) until I'm allowed to play anything. However, around that time (Novemberish) I'll be buying that new XBox 360 and the Kinect System (because fuck you, that's why), along with Halo: Reach Limited Edition (which I've already preordered) and eventually Call of Duty: Black Ops. I'm also looking forward to the Assassin's Creed" Brotherhood release and the Fable 3 release.

      I think I'll be finishing Fable 2 when I get my gaming privileges back. I also haven't done much of the GTA4 campaign... Ugh, so much games to finish. That'll teach me to spend all my time on the Modern Warfare 2 campaign and multiplayer achievements. So, when I get said privileges back, I will finish the campaigns of the games I have, get the last achievements on Assassin's Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2, THEN (if I have enough money) I'll get myself a 12 month LIVE subscrition so I can haves teh funs online. Yay!

      Oh! Almost forgot to mention, a mate of mine gave me his Steam account for my birthday. So I've got a bunch of games on there to play too. Oh dear. Oh, and then there's another mate buying me the Dawn of War 2 expansion, Chaos Rising. And then there's all those people who will not rest until I buy Starcraft 2. Ugh. So I've got a few busy nights ahead of me following my HSC exams. (Oh yeah, fuck the exams and studying for them. I'm just waiting until I can start playing games every night, work during the day, and attend TAFE next year.)

      Also, I turned 18, got a new car (old car, but new for me), and now I'm spending nearly $200 a week on diesel. Fun.

      That's enough updating from Ptree.


      Ciao.
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    • late.

      9 years ago

      Ptree

      So... I got my driver's license on Tuesday. Things are pretty sweet now.
      Here's how my life changed after I got said license:
      - I can now drive wherever I want.
      - My money is disappearing quicker than usual.
      - I can see more friends more often.
      - When I'm not driving I get extremely bored very quickly.
      - I have to run errands for mum and my sister quite a lot.

      Things are kinda awesome when I can do/go wherever want. When I turn 18 (3 days from now), I'll be almost completely free. Hewray for me.


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  • Comments (551)

    • Stonesword

      9 years ago

      Saw the light keyboard before, not the screen projector

    • musick

      9 years ago

      Haha we dont have dry bush here really, not like you guys.

    • chumbalaya

      9 years ago

      Sorry bro, I been MIA for a while now. Looks like you got the admin thing covered, so let's bring that group back to life, eh?

    • grayfox117

      9 years ago

      thanks for offering photoshop help

    • grayfox117

      9 years ago

      thats if i get a code between now and the beta though

    • musick

      9 years ago

      Isn't good? Let me know if you like, I'm here to make friends after all.

      Thanks for your comment.

    • grayfox117

      9 years ago

      if i get any month or 48 hour trials, ill give you the code so u can play!

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      oh, then i can just give a usb to you that i have...it should have enough room.

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      will.... do?

      as soon as i get my portable hd back.

      how big is the album?

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      -grabby hands-

      i want... 8D

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      did you say you had the DJ Hero songs?

    • MaidOfRuin

      9 years ago

      Oh hai.
      I just lost the game... Thanks to your pictures.
      So I thought I'd make you suffer my pain. <3

    • Ptree

      9 years ago

      lolcakes.

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      kay.

      also, the game.

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      are there good mixes in there? and have you listened to miss dvs? i have many streaming mp3s now.
      8D

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      KAY. didcha watch the video?

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      then id be on a biology field day at the ocean.
      Molluscs
      and i would have got lucky.

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      no
      screw you
      and what if you have 3 sharks, a dolphin and a 3 small molluscs?

    • Stonesword

      9 years ago

      Merry Christmas!

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      lost the game

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      just

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      have

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      you

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      but

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      ptree

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      that

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      for

    • fitzy1922

      9 years ago

      thanks

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      That's all I ask man.

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      lol cool I'll be looking forward to your input. ^^

    • awsomness000

      9 years ago

      Yeah, sure! I'd love to read it :) What's it about?

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Yeah sorry, got some of the bases covered on that. Just join anyway. =D

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      I have a Hardcore, a Breakbeat, and a House/Rap admin. I was looking for a Trance/Techno, and anyone who said any other genre would've got admin status. It's a group for linking news and releases in said genre.

    • matty88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      wah???

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      lol yeah

      Yeah that's the group I run. I base the admins off of the genres of music they specialize in.

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Password removed.

      Man, I liked that password. xP

      BTW, hit this up. ^^

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Oh yeah, it can be linked. (description only, not the small info section)

      It would show the password... would you want me to remove the password?

    • Amore_13

      9 years ago

      Then you should click "Remove" while you still have the chance lol.
      I'm laaammeee. :D And proud.

    • Amore_13

      9 years ago

      Thank you for accepting smiley0.gif

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Good job at finding your song (whichever one it is)

      You said you were hoping you could get the song (if that's the case I could find it for you)

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      lol

      Sure sure, make your joke

      *cough

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      If you do that, you'd have to tell me it's up. I don't always read the info section, lol

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Ha ha, even if it wasn't mostly Techno, not much I could do about it.
      xP

      Find your song!

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Your iTunes can't possibly be that large...

      Wait yes it can. Oh well!

    • Tresureman

      9 years ago

      Yes, it was me who put that there for the awesome similarity in... everything. ^^

      Sadly, if you had forgotten the song... it would be hard...

    • awsomness000

      9 years ago

      Haha thanks! It's good to be back

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      sorry what?

      where are you today?

    • PandoSaurus

      9 years ago

      ... I cannot believe you did that... just to tell me you lost the game -.-

    • undynamic

      9 years ago

      bwahaha.

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