Ravenstorture

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About Ravenstorture

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  • Birthday 09/29/1986

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  • Biography
    I used to be you! I grew out of it.
  • Occupation
    ophthalmic technician
  1. Haha, it said you were last active waaaay last year lol I'm here now too!! Lots has changed!

  2. Music

    We must be pretty lucky down here in Australia, our main alternative/govt funded radio station Triple J is great at digging out new and awesome music and flogging it before any of the commercial stations get it. I've heard of most bands that have been mentioned on this page. Australia really is the home of a lot of great musicians though - Karnivool for instance. We are spoilt for choice. Despite this my music taste is a bit weird, so I can't add too much to this list except for [b]Devin Townsend[/b]. From Canada. The man is a genius. Very rarely do I meet anyone who has heard of him - even Canadians, and I have made a tonne of Canadian friends this year. That's metal for you, I guess.
  3. Anime

    I watched this just the other day. Loved it! Hard to tell if it's because of my obsessive, claustrophobic cat fetish or because I have extreme faith in Miyazaki's delivery or because it was a good movie, but I loved it nonetheless. Very funny - especially the emperor! "I told them not to stand in a line!!!" And of course the 'romantic' flavour was not milked, which was nice. Bit creepy that she developed a crush on a cat at the end but what can I say... so had I, by that point. Hehe. I experienced a poignant sadness when the story was over, and thought to myself, 'When will they all see each other again?! How could you go back to normal life after that?' I generally enjoy a movie if it has at least one thing in it that I like, so this was a real winner for me. Only flaw - couldn't stand the main character's haircut. Not really a biggie, is it?
  4. [quote name='James' timestamp='1316481511' post='709512'] [font="Palatino Linotype"]I went to see a lecture at the University of Melbourne last night. It was Dr. Michael Shermer and the subject was [i]The Believing Brain[/i] - really fascinating stuff. And best of all, it was a free public lecture. This is the second one I've attended in as many months at UniMelb, and I'm really starting to love the presentations they host. They've had some really incredible people giving talks lately (the last one I saw was Dr. Lawrence Krauss, who is such a fascinating speaker).[/font] [/quote] Ahhh, great stuff. I've been really getting into the scepticism stuff of late. Well, I did a little bit at the end of last year but this year uni has knocked me off my feet. Great to hear Melbourne has a little community going - it's making information available that's the key. I'm so isolated in dusty academia these days I forget what the real world is like... so I am pleased to hear the real world seems to progressing just fine without me.
  5. I'm here. Where are you?

  6. I got in to med school, I got in to med school... tra la la...
  7. I have a lot of memories from way back when, but most of them are just of sitting in a dark room on my own. Woohoo. And making ten thousand cups of tea waiting for pages to load. However I can probably thank OB rpg-ing for my now-awesome typing speed, with which I landed a job as a medical transcriptionist when I moved to the big smoke. Who would have thought all those late school nights I was actually developing valuable skills? [url="http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html"]Well, apart from Jane McGonigal.[/url]
  8. [quote name='PiroMunkie' date='23 July 2010 - 01:52 PM' timestamp='1279860753' post='697677'] Hi guys. [/quote] IT'S YOU!
  9. I live in Brisbane, Australia. It's kind of small, only 2 million or something. It's also awesome here, because it's where I live. I've been to (south to north!) melbourne canberra sydney coffs hervey rockhampton singapore egypt greece england wales ireland n&s.
  10. Nice one, Raiha! I approve. And it reminds me of mine, too, which I also approve of.
  11. [quote name='Blue' date='15 July 2010 - 01:49 AM' timestamp='1279126176' post='697296'] College: St. John's University (NYC, queens campus) Major: Physician Assistant [/quote] Hey cool, our state is trialling the position of Physician's assistants as well - they've shipped a few hundred over from the states for the trial. However it's just a trial, and unsure as to whether the position will even be available, and my uni is running a two year physician's assistant course at the cost of an arm and a leg, without any guarantee at a job at the other end! Rather greedy, I would think.
  12. Movies

    Saw it last night, definitely my favourite movie of the year so far! HILARIOUS! And extremely clever... who thinks of all of that stuff? The tortilla... the mrs potatohead eye wormhole... I recommend it to everyone but I'm not sure it's much of a kid's film... just that there's so much in there that would go over their heads. Like pretty much everything to do with Ken. Ken was the star of the film, I reckon... Spanish mode a close second.
  13. University of Queensland Bachelor of Science, Biomedicine major in Anatomy Live at home Best of luck James, journalism is going to be heaps of fun! Let us know how that open uni thing goes. Jesus Allamorph... variety much?