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liamc2 last won the day on September 25 2014

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About liamc2

  • Birthday 05/28/1987

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    Bachelor of Biomedical Science graduate who vaguely remembers OBv2
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    Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach, Gurren Lagann, Howle's Moving Castle

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  1. Getting pretty lively here the past few days. What’s the plan for all our twenty year anniversaries next year? Edit: Even I can’t believe it’s been that long, apparently.
  2. "[It's] not dead!....Only mostly dead!"   But hey! Congratulations! You guys make a cute couple. The first BW picture is quite striking. Was there a particular theme for the wedding beyond the bridal party clothes?
  3. Do you need a hug? Or a trophy?   Just trying to gauge the mood here...
  4. SERIOUSLY GET A CROCK POT. SLOW COOKED MEALS BE FREAKIN' DELICIOUS AND REQUIRE NEXT TO NO ABILITY WITH A GOOD RECIPE.   /cough   I mean, we did a slow cooked corned beef roast during the day, had a fantastic dinner and used the left over beef to make even better home-made Reuben sandwiches :D 
  5. I'll extend it a little further and say smartphones in general are the culprit. We have them all the time (which is fantastic as I have OneNote and a bunch of textbooks on mine, super useful for study on the go). Google is super convenient on that platform for locations/transport schedules etc., but it's a gateway for further conversation distraction...   Wife and I have recently made a "no multitasking" rule as we both found ourselves reading random stuff on our phones in commercial breaks one night...and then we weren't even watching the show. I would look up from what I was reading and occasionally share a random factoid from the article/cat picture/facebook page I had on my screen and she would do the same. No conversation or anything. It was really quite sad.    I was forced to use an old brick phone for a while when my 'droid died. Suddenly I was in that weird T9 text world (muscle memory is an amazing thing BTW) and I didn't like it. I would actually call instead of text. I actually became massively more engaged in my environment. Moments of boredom or lulls in large group conversation didn't have me immediately looking for something interesting on my screen.   ...and the second I had a replacement phone from a friend I went back to the old habits that found me on the couch with my wife with neither of us talking, just staring at two tiny screens while a 50 inch screen showed something we didn't even care about   /shudder.
  6. Having never experienced reading rainbow, I was most confused by your supplied link when I clicked it before reading the URL, is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh what you mean? ;)
  7. Honestly I wouldn't mind getting back on board with an RPG. It's been years since I wrote with others (and honestly, years since I wrote). I existed in a different sphere to the rest of the more active oldies, but it would be nice to get some creative outlets happening again, even if it's just a page or two a week. 
  8. Made the mistake of seeing if my old narrative attempts survived the purge. They did. Oh dear.

  9. There must be something in the water. I was in the middle of doing a series of flashcards and memorisation and thought "I should really see how the OB is going"   So, Here I am again, a couple years later. It's nice to see a handful of the original crew are still lurking (forgive me if I don't recognise the avatar name changes ^_^;;) and apparently thriving off the boards. It's strange to think that it's almost been 13 years since I first signed on and how much we've all grown and changed. Not to mention how much the internet has changed. Weird.   Anyhow. I finished up working full time in a Nuclear Pharmacy (now it's just the odd call in job when desperate for cash) and I was admitted into med school. Just prior I proposed to the most wonderful woman on the planet and she agreed to share lives with me. We've been married for a year now and we're doing great. Dirt poor, which blows after I had a few years earning good money for a graduate science position, but I know my chosen path is to be a Doctor and a Radiologist at that. In the end it's worthwhile. Life is good and apart from a hospital scare (turns out I may have spherocytosis) and a bunch of stress with my then fiance and I going long distance through it (she's American and chose to live in Australia with me), I feel pretty blessed to have life turn out the way it did.   Coming back here and checking in is almost like returning home. I may even lurk a bit more before the study guilt crushes me again!
  10. Holy crap. I've been an OB member for a decade?

    1. Gavin


      How time flies eh ?

  11. Whoa. OB got an upgrade while I've been gone. Wait. Where'd my pictures go? :O

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    2. liamc2


      Just my profile photo, no big deal. I guess I need to be more regular here now that I'm back in Australia.

      From November '08 to November '10 I lived in Germany as a missionary for my church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints) and since being home I've been looking for work like a fiend.

      Now I'm a full time Radiochemist for a Nuclear Pharmacy that services Queensland with plans to FINALLY get a book submitted for publishing by the end of the year..

    3. James


      Wow, that's very impressive. Well done! Good to see you back. :-)

    4. liamc2


      It's good to be back. I guess I could probably get some form of new narrative fiction up here again...

  12. [font="Arial Narrow"]Well the anthology has always had its up and downs with reviews and constructive criticism...but this is the website that got me writing in the first place. Aaand the people here nudged me enough to improve my writing (and hopefully keep on improving). I just can't stay away for long :)[/font]
  13. [font="Arial Narrow"] Well you know, we come and go. I've just been poking my head in here and debating whether or not I want to start posting some story ideas again. Looks like OB is still around for all of us. It's been a long time and I've been OB unfaithful (in my defence I've been a little busy these past few years and am going to continue to be busy) but it's like a safe harbour in the intertubes... How the hell are we all? :D[/font]
  14. [FONT="Papyrus"]I was bored, I have MS Paint and Irfanview, can you blame me? [IMG]http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26729&d=1224556838[/IMG] "Internal Conflict" [/FONT]
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