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

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    • Incredible

      2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      Made it through with a 3.5h nap in the middle! Congratulations to everyone at RT, especially @jack and @Caiti for their humongous efforts in the last 24 hours (and all the prep that went into it beforehand). Shout out to the broadcast team as the unsung heroes keeping everything running smoothly.

      What an incredible event. Hope to have as much fun next year!

      #hurricanegus2k15

    • 2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler
    • There are no words good enough.

      2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      Honestly, there aren't. How can I hope to capture what I want to say about someone I've never met, but whose passing has affected me more than any figure of fame ever has? Trying to reduce what Monty meant to the community and to my personal RT history into simple words is so difficult. It feels like I'm diminishing this amazingly huge personality and body of work and influence to mere words that don't do the human known as Monty Oum justice. His life touched and inspired so many to just do better. To pursue dreams. To finish that pet project. To just live life to the full.

      I'm saddened that I'll never get to meet the man himself, but everything he's put out there will continue to inspire and touch for a long time. There will never be another person quite like Monty, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for everything. I'd also like to offer my sincerest condolences to his family and friends in this awfully difficult time.

      Rest in peace, Monty. We will most certainly miss you.

    • AHWU

      2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      I'm in the intros this week!
      First one of the end batch. smiley0.gif
      Someone on yt said they thought I was Keira Knightley for a second and I'm so so happy

    • The Year of Assassin's Creed

      2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      What started out as a pretty depressing year turned into a decent one, as it so happened!

      I started out in January a little down. I had been on Jobseekers' Allowance (unemployment) for a few months at that point, having finished my Masters back in September 2013. After a couple of months looking for a job and struggling with what I wanted to do next, I decided to once again apply for PhDs in the vague hope that maybe, the third year in a row, I might get something.

      January was a great turning point. I went for an interview for a job at a local school, and initially I was passed over for someone with more relevant experience. Then, a day or so later, I got a callback asking me if I wanted to do an admin job at the same place. And it was one of the best jobs I've had. Everyone was so nice, and the work was busy but easy. Sometimes students were little shits, but they're by far better than some of the kids I went to school with (war flashbacks).

      As for my actual career? I worked extremely hard after work each day on PhD applications. I applied to three different places, and managed to get interviews at all three! As excited as I was, though, there was always doubt in the back of my mind. This was my third year going for PhDs, and unfortunately I'd gotten to the "always a bridesmaid" way of thinking. I've been invited to interview for every PhD I've applied for except one, and never gotten any further. So I was hesitant. But I got innnnnnnn! smiley13.gif

      The big highlight of the summer was returning to my family's place in Turkey. We go every year, and last year I had to miss out because I was in the middle of Masters thesis hell. Incredible country, fantastic people. Gorgeous ruins.

      September brought the Great Flat Search of 2014. Luckily, it paid off, and my friend and I put a deposit on a sweet flat in SW London! While we were waiting for our flat to be ready, I stayed for a month with a wonderful elderly lady not far from my new digs. It was here that I started planning my first ever cosplay.

      At first, it was a cute orange scarf, and my new boots and jacket. It quickly got out of hand! Oh man, I had so much fun styling the wig! MCM was an absolute blast! I told myself that I'd be so happy if one person asked for my photo, or complimented my roughly-assembled casual Yang. About six or seven people stopped me for photos smiley12.gif ! Gutted that I was too knackered to meet Miles and Kerry at the pub, but it was so much fun!

      This year, as the title says, was also the Year of Assassin's Creed. I got myself a 360 for (early) Christmas last year, and started the first AC in November. By New Year's Eve 2013 I had every achievement in the game, and I was HOOKED. What followed was my catching up with the entirety of the console franchise, from Ezio, to Haytham, Connor and Aveline, to Edward and Adewale. What a journey. Running around after collectibles has never been so much fun. History is gorgeous, and seeing how the graphics evolved year by year is stunning. I just perfected Rogue, and I'm getting myself an Xbone this (belated) Christmas to start on Unity. And soon I'll get to run around in a Victorian version of my own city! Truly, this year has sparked my love affair with games like no other, and it owes much to AC.

      Ultimately, it also led to my being more active in the community. It kindled my love of achievement hunting, and while hunting for the harder Portal 2 multiplayer achievements, I enlisted the help of a few of you guys. I hope that I can get to know some of you a little more in the coming year, and go to some fan meetups. I'd also love to start getting into gaming sessions with you, though I might have to fight my flatmate for the TV!

      Now at the close of 2014 I'm on the verge of starting my PhD project for real, working at THE Natural History Museum. What a dream. What a turnaround. Bring on 2015.

    • Happy Holidays/Merry Foodmas!

      2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      I for one am going to stuff myself with food tomorrow. Mmmmm turkey. Ice cream. Cake.

      For those of you that aren't of the presents/tree/JC persuasion, I hope you have a wonderful day. To those of you that are, I hope you also have a wonderful day! (and that you get some nice presents, spend time with your family, or whatever makes you happy on CD...). If Christmas is really the worst time of the year for you, then please spend at least part of it doing something that makes you really happy. Maybe snuggle in with some hot drinks and Netflix. Ahhhhh. Snug.

      Anyway, wishing you all the best this holiday season. I will attempt to write a retrospective post later on before the NY.

      Thanks for making me feel at home in this great community! xo smiley12.gif

    • 2 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      Petition for @Caiti to do more AHWU videos!

    • Happy Thanksgiving to you Americans!

      3 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      (and have a lovely day everyone else smiley12.gif )

    • I FINALLY GOT ONE!

      3 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      I've spent the entirety of Ten Little Roosters being way off base (my killer and survivor are both already dead!) but I finally guessed the weapon and death this week!

      Not that it counts for much, but it's nice to be right sometimes. smiley0.gif

    • I don't understand why everyone is confused

      3 years ago

      Akizato Dinosaur Wrangler

      Like @Burnie and @Matt (and also @Barbara) explained it so simply: yes, it's an acquisition. No, they are not surrendering creative control. No they will not be censored. No Fullscreen will not screw with the community site. Do you think anyone who tried to tell them what to do would be able to make a deal in the first place? No.

      Quit panicking, jesus. Enjoy the possibilities opened up by this opportunity. I'm excited. You should be too.

  • Comments (15)

    • Thom

      2 years ago

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      Happy Warm Fuzzies day, Terri. Stay awesome.

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you! You too! smiley0.gif

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

      2 years ago

      Have a wonderful Christmas Terri!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you very much! You too! smiley0.gif

    • sneedse

      3 years ago

      Hey. How's everything going? What have you been up to?

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

        3 years ago

        I'm still on Freedom Cry since I won't be moving into my proper flat until later this month and my Xbox is still back home. Almost have it 100% though. Need to go through the Walking Dead game after that. Thanks!

      • sneedse

        3 years ago

        Had 5 this year and 3 before June next and I'm in 4 of them. Blah lol I saw you'll have sine RT staff at mcm smiley1.gif what games are you working on now? I was gonna wait but then someone told me that if I got it digitally I could get it free when I upgrade to next gen and keep my character and everything.

        That's awesome! I knew what they were but double checked to be sure. Good luck!

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

        3 years ago

        Yeah I was at a wedding myself last weekend! Ooh nice. I'm planning to finally go and meet some other community peeps at MCM soon. I have such a backlog of games, I have no idea when I'll get round to Destiny. Maybe I'll wait until I save up for an Xbone so it's not just Unity that I own on next gen...

        It's on ichthyosaurs! I'll allow you to google if you don't know what they are. Needless to say they are awesome, but I'm ready to let this research chick leave its nest forever now. Soon it will be ready for publication. I hope!

      • sneedse

        3 years ago

        What is your thesis on?

      • sneedse

        3 years ago

        Oh, how I don't miss lectures lol
        Just work and a whole lot of busy and spending money. Seems like it's been the year of weddings for me. Lol Been doing a lot of events and stuff with RT NY so that's been fun. Oh, and I finally got Destiny Sunday smiley1.gif

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

        3 years ago

        Hey! Not bad, settling into my new course. Nothing really tough yet, it's lectures and workshops for the first term and it's not examined, which gives me time to work on publishing my Masters thesis. London is nice, though. What's going on with you?

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      4 years ago

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    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      4 years ago

      Hehehe.

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      4 years ago

      Oooo. Nice comments section.

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

        4 years ago

        Ha well I've only been here for a few days. At least there are things in it now!

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