justice935

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from Australia!

  • Activity

    • A Rather Large Change

      6 years ago

      justice935

      I know I'm not really a part of this community any more. There are a great many things in my life I wish I could go back and change and that would absolutely be one of them. Regardless, the RT/RTOZ community has always meant so much to me that I would like to share something here.

      One month ago today I decided to stop drinking.
      It was a week into my holiday to the USA and Mexico, which was planned to be nothing more so than a huge party trip. After a rather confronting experience with my intoxicated alter ego that included among other things physical violence, self harm, abuse, excess and quite probably multiple misdemeanour's, I came to the realisation that I was not enjoying the act of alcohol consumption. Setting aside the fact that I was putting many aspects of my life at an incredible risk, I realised I was getting nothing in return. I was at the point where I was forcing myself to drink for the sole purpose of being drunk; for some reason thinking that this was a pre-requisite to having a good time.

      Once that became clear in my head I realised that I had to make a change.

      Since then I have consumed less alcohol than I ordinarily would have in less than an hour during an average night. I'm more than a little disappointed in myself that didn't manage to quit outright - I used the (idiotic) justification that I needed a social lubricant in particular situations and each time I found myself questioning why I felt it was necessary, questions that prompted me to stop.

      I made this decision primarily for health reasons, both physical and mental, every day it gets a little easier and every day I feel better for it.

      This isn't about attention; this is simply me letting the people in my life know of what is, to me, a monumental change.
      I know a lot of people will think "So what?", I certainly would have until relatively recently, though I hope anyone who knows me well will understand.
      On the off chance that anyone happens to be going through a similar struggle I can say I have become quite fond of the proverb "This too shall pass" and accepting that anything is possible.


      Stay safe. I hope you're all well.

      Justin smiley3.gif

    • So, I wrote something...

      6 years ago

      justice935

      I recently wrote an opinion piece on the Xbox One reveal last month and I was lucky enough to have it posted on a gaming site here in Aus.

      Check it out - tell me what you think smiley0.gif

      www.nizulo.com/2013/06/microsofts-one-clever...

    • Sup?

      6 years ago

      justice935

      No really...

    • To Change The Face Of Men's Health...

      6 years ago

      justice935

      So, as most of you know I am relatively bearded. I am very attached to my beard as without it I look like a small child - It's the chubby face you see...

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      HOWEVER!
      In just 4 more days I will be doing something out of the ordinary for me...

      Shaving.

      Then I'll be doing something even worse...

      Growing a Mo'!
      I will be starting the month of Movember with a cleanly shaven face and dedicating my face to the cause.

      For those of you who are unaware:
      smiley11.gif 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
      smiley11.gif This year 20,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
      smiley11.gif And 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime.


      I'll be asking you guys to help spread awareness and raise some vital funds by supporting my Movember efforts with a donation.

      Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and its men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative, you can help to fund world class research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.

      You can check out Mo'space and make a donation to me or my team at http://mobro.co/JustinPickering

      Come on guys, every little bit helps.
      Lend an upper lip...

      Justin smiley13.gif

    • Well, that happened...

      6 years ago

      justice935

      Anyone who sees this will most likely have seen another journal posted by a certain someone else sometime over the past couple of days.

      While some of what was said may have been true (and I am only going off of Chinese whispers as I have been blocked and didn't see the original), a lot of what was said was simply untrue - hurtful and offensive.
      I personally believe that what happens in the privacy of a relationship is exactly that, 'private', so I'm not going to post a whiny explanation of what has happened and why.
      Instead I am just going to say a couple of things.

      The past year has been one of the best of my life, despite some of the lows. I have done more with the Roo Teeth community than I ever dreamed of doing. I met some amazing people who I genuinely look up to and admire. Got to travel to the other side of the world to spend time with the most incredible group of people I have ever met. For all of this I thank you.
      I am incredibly saddened to think that my current situation is going to alter many of those friendships forever, and not in a good way.

      This isn't meant to be antagonistic in any way. Nor whiny. Really, it's just a goodbye.
      So thank you Rooster Teeth for making my life awesome for a time.

      I know when to take my leave

      Justin


    • RTOZcast!

      6 years ago

      justice935

      Was recently in the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes. Pretty effing cool!

      You guys should go check it out, it's on the Roo Teeth website Here...
      And on iTunes!

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    • 7 years ago

      justice935
    • 7 years ago

      justice935
    • To Paraphrase...

      7 years ago

      justice935

      Tomorrow morning at 7:55am (AEST) coolcaiti and myself will be departing the city of Sydney for a long journey to the United States of America, to attend (and volunteer at) one of the most exciting cons in the world!

      RTX

      Holy shit.

      The last time I was out of Australia was a spur of the moment trip to New Zealand to check out RvB:NZ as well as Armageddon in Auckland (on my way home from RTOZ 2011!). All in all that trip was awesome, but something tells me that this will be a little different.

      I wanted to go to RTX last year, thanks to some financial and employment constraints though, I was unable to attend. Massive sadface.
      As soon as I saw all of the awesome journals and photo's that people were posting on their return from the inaugural Rooster Teeth Exhibition I made it my mission to go to the next one.
      In fact, RTX was the reason I became an active member of this community.

      I started being more active on the site so that when the time came to travel to another country I would hopefully know the people that I was travelling with or travelling to see.
      I never could have guessed what an incredible turn my life would have taken thanks to that one tiny decision.

      I moved to Sydney, got a new job, moved again, found an amazing woman to share my life with and made some of the most incredible friends anyone could ask for. I've been involved with the birth of the Australian RT fan events (the best in the world, it's been said - definitely the biggest!) . I've been lucky enough to meet some of the people that I hold in the highest regard, and I've been lucky enough to grow to love and respect this community and everyone who is a part of it.

      The last 12 months of my life has been one heck of a roller-coaster - but no matter how low the lows have been, they have all been worth it. They have all led me to this moment. They have all led me to this community. They have all led me to the amazing people that I share my life with.

      I guess what I was trying to say, and now know, is that words can not express my fucking excitement!

      See you in Texas!
      Justin smiley13.gif

    • 7 years ago

      justice935
  • Comments (66)

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

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday Justin. Trust that you are in an appropriate state of stupor.

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

      7 years ago

      Why can't I add you as a friend, you wanker.

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Must have been. I call Kismet

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

        7 years ago

        Well I don't even remember doing that. Coulda been a long time ago.

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Wait, we are friends.... I'm so confused...

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Hahahaha, I have NO idea.

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

      7 years ago

      Jealous?

    • Shifty360

      7 years ago

      I'm waiting for the recap journal of all the amazing stuff you got to do you jerk!

      • Shifty360

        7 years ago

        Excuses excuses! Haha.

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Lol, I only JUST got home!!

    • squidgeart

      7 years ago

      I really like the RTOZcast... I found it very entertaining!

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Awwwwww! Thanks Squidge! Means a lot!

    • Vaxercon

      7 years ago

      You only just heard? Yeah, I'm flying over the ditch to be there!

      • Vaxercon

        7 years ago

        I know! Against all odds, I'm able to come around this year! smiley0.gif

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        That is effing awesome!

    • Arvin

      7 years ago

      Hey there!

      The Official Rooster Teeth fan event, RTOZ, is just around the corner! I just wanted to remind you to buy your ticket, if you haven't already, as they are limited in number. The event is going to be on the 16th of June with the attendance of Drop Bear Gladiator, Burnie Burns and Space cowboy/Free "Thinker" Gavin Free of Rooster Teeth.

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      The night will be filled with bowling, laser tag, food and Xbox comps and arcade games. We will even jam in an exclusive panel with Burnie and Gavin! Seriously, who wouldn't want to listen to Gavin talk?
      But wait, there's more! You will also receive a Roo Teeth goodie bag and an RTOZ shirt! The shirt automatically gets you bragging rights among your friends and allow you to defeat the dirty Blues!*

      So what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket here! Invite your friends! Invite your enemies! Invite the Blues (maybe). And join us for a action packed and awesome night of fun with the Australian Rooster Teeth community starring Burnie and Gavino!

      * Actual results may vary.

    • TrentVP

      7 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! even though i've said it on fb

    • PinkieAUS

      7 years ago

      JUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



      hi :D

    • ColinOscarPee

      7 years ago

      Sending you an FR on XBL!.......... Accept it, like you would accept free pie/cake!

    • indiefaerie

      7 years ago

      YOU LIKE BOSTON LEGAL!!

      *high five*

    • Vaughnie

      7 years ago

      Wow. Random and made my day. Thank you!

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

      7 years ago

      I LOVE YOU.

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      dude! that's mean and you didn't even participate

      LAME!!!!!

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Don't worry, I will. I just don't have time right now.
        =)

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Dude, I'd gladly trade places with you. I hate Melbourne weather, I'm a blistering heat kind of guy! smiley6.gif

    • Jcach

      7 years ago

      Wait, you were FU and I didn't notice! How did I miss that?

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Hahaha, I don't know!
        I'm back to normal now though, don't worry =p

    • theiviaster

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being a featured user

    • CRAZYC01E

      7 years ago

      HAPPY FU smiley0.gif !

    • StammTheMan

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being the FU!

    • Angus314 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • red_design

      7 years ago

      smiley13.gif NICE smiley13.gif

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

      7 years ago

      Hey dude, congrats on being the Featured User! You earned it.

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU dudeguy!

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Dudeguy - I love it. Makes me feel twice as masculine.
        Thank you though!!

    • CABOOSHyay

      7 years ago

      Happy FU!!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day :D

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

        7 years ago

        That's OK dude enjoy it :D

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Thank you!

    • blue_kurt

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

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

      7 years ago

      Nice FU. Wanna fuck?

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Maybe later... I'll be in your country tomorrow night!

    • void165

      7 years ago

      Congrats on getting FU-ed!

      (Maybe Newbs28 won't steal this one too.)

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

      7 years ago

      Hey FU buddy!

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Frickin Newbs.

        Thanks man

    • TiberiusVIII Pizza 4 Life

      7 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU!

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

      7 years ago

      Congrads on the FU!

      • justice935

        7 years ago

        Thanks!! I love your DP by the way!

    • Patrick

      7 years ago

      Happy FU!!

    • Raddlez

      8 years ago

      I thought you were just being nice to your girlfriend. However, if that wasn't you...

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

      8 years ago

      I write when i get the motivation


      You know, I think you'd be a really wonderful writer. You should be more motivated smiley6.gif

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

      8 years ago

      hey hi, hi hey hi hi hi hey, hi.

    • Strutter

      8 years ago

      Yes?

    • Linh

      8 years ago

      Hey Justin :)

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

      8 years ago

      hahaha! Lucky my birthday was AWESOME! Thank you so much for being a part of it, Susan. You're awesome and I'm glad you've become a part of my RS family smiley12.gif

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

      8 years ago

      haha - that's so strange! I'm just writing up the new news post now!

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