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I suppose I should check in here.

Not much news, its been a good but busy holiday period includibg some guest visits.

RPGs have restarted for 2016 which is good.  I still havent started GMing again but I will in future.  It'll be documented on my Obsidian Portal account when i do.

Work is continuing to be great.  I'm settling in well and in the long process of recovering from being unemployed.

So yeah, all good.

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This has easily been the best christmas eve of my life. :)


Dec. 23rd, 2015 03:06 pm
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Well 2015 has been a very good year for me.

I started the year unemployed, one reason for my long absence here. The main reason though is "i suck at staying in contact sonetimes".

From mid year in 2014 I had been volunteering at the State Library of Queensland after trying (and failing) to get a job there in the conservation lab at the end of 2013. Yeah, 2013 and 2014 were rough.

In Feb this year i got a job at a company that makes perscription lenses for glasses. This was thanks to a recommendation from a friend, and with the plan I would move into the lens coating lab (and use my qualifications a bit).  In the end though the renovations took too long and by the time the lab was ready i wasn't, as I had gotten a job back at the State Library of Queensland.

Now the job i had gone for had been technical in the lab, but when i was being interviewed i was asked "have you considered front of house work". And i sat there stunned for a momeng before answering that no, in my whole life I hadn't considered that (due to my 'overly focused on academics' upbringing). So i gave it a shot, and it turns out im really good at it.

So after about six months at the lens place (and away from my volunteer duties) I started back at the library doing front of house (visitor interraction) work. Which i enjoy, by the way.

Since getting the last job in Feb I've had an income stream and have been steadily improving my finances and situation all year. Not to mention the mental health and stress-reduction benefits.

In other news i am off Facebook yet again (human and furry accounts) and that's likely for good.

I'm on Linkedin, Twitter, Telegram and Skype though, you can email me at Ristin@gmail.com for details.

Marko and I are still together, my health is good...not sure what else to tell.

So yeah "im not dead" and sorry for being silent on LJ for so long.


I'm back?

Nov. 27th, 2015 03:52 pm
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Looks like i have regained access to my LJ. Yay!

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I'm honestly surprised that the Republicans backed-down from shafting the US economy to try to make Obama look bad. I'm guessing all their corporate lobbyist masters told them to, or that they clued in that people were blaming them for their actions not blaming Obama.

Whatever the case may be, it makes for entertaining viewing. Someone cook up some popcorn!

Hello all!

Sep. 8th, 2013 03:12 pm
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Hello all. I was travelling over the weekend to visit family and attend a wedding. There will be another in the near future and I am wondering if all my younger relatives getting married before me might help my extended family realise I have "the gay". My travel being the reason I wasn't blogging the election blow by blow on Facebook and Livejournal.

About the election, "meh". The ALP's problems are years old and primarily relate to all their achievements not getting communicated to the public, due largely to the media's fixation on their leadership squabbles. The ALP can't really blame anyone else for that. They lost the election, Tony Abbott and the coalition didn't 'win' the election they were merely the other choice.

The rise of a set of religious-intolerance based parties such as Family First, Christian Democrats, One Nation and Rise Up Austalia (and to a lesser extent Katter's party) should be a worry, and not just for the usually targets of such people but all the non-hater christians who will lumped in together with the extremists.

The end result is that the composition of the senate will determine how the coming term goes. At this stage it looks like if the Greens win power they'll be a good force to moderate Tony Abbott's social conservative (lead social regressive) policies, conversely if the religious-intolerance parties hold the balance of power in the senate they'll likely accelerate and exacerbate Tony Abbott's policies and policy focus.

So ironically this could be promising. Now they aren't the opposition, the coalition will need to become competent politicians and advance some feasible and thought-out (and costed) policies. If Australia returns to a stable and moderating balance of power in the senate that will help stop the extreme swings which we've been enduring since the tail end of the Howard years.

Paws crossed.
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Australia is less than four weeks away from a federal election. What worries me most about this is the current opposition (the coalition) have not released their policies or their costings. For months now they have been promising to deliver their project proposals and how much they will cost and how they will fund them. Because...they haven't ruled out things like raising taxes, or slashing services, (both of which they are in-fact hinting at).

They are also running on pure negative politics, the current government is good (not great) and the economy is very strong. The opposition...well...they might win the election but so far they have in no way earned a chance at government.
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My main artistic outlet lately has been hosting roleplaying games. To that end, the site Obsidian Portal has been an invaluable recourse.

Here is my account there.


Aug. 6th, 2013 07:53 pm
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I am going to endeavour to rekindle my presence here on Livejournal.

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Jul. 26th, 2013 12:00 pm
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  • Thu, 12:13: My centerlink adventure didn't suck very much at all. Yay.

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Jul. 25th, 2013 12:00 pm
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  • Thu, 11:02: I'm at #centerlink and they told me to expect a long wait... Considering its ..centerlink saying that, that's a really bad sign.

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Jul. 4th, 2013 12:00 pm
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  • Thu, 05:38: RT @LOLGOP: An actual coup and you missed it! RT @mboyle1: Wow. Egyptian military forcibly removing Morsi.

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Jul. 1st, 2013 12:01 pm
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  • Sun, 17:24: I'm watching classic Dr Who with @marko_t_rat :)
  • Sun, 18:07: RT @MD_2389: Fucking really? These Nigerian spammer fuck faces are using Google calendar invites to spread their shit now?! Get off my inte…
  • Sun, 19:13: So @marko_t_rat hot Chinese take out to enjoy while watching Dr Who. :)

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