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Unread postby Mod » 27 June 2018, 13:02

I haven't done one of these in a little while and I see some new faces around so

First name: Max
Nickname(s)?: Chups, Mawd, Mod, Fondue, a few others
Age: 25 27
Pronouns in a bio?: He/Him - They/Them
Orientation: Queer, Bi, whatever. You can be as genderfluid as you want an I'll still be down.
Where you live: Aotearoa
Where you're from: All over
What you do (job, schooling, etc.): Transactional finance + reception management (I somehow run the front desk of a medical university)
Dream Job: Something that lets me work 6 months in a year and fuck off for the rest.
Religion (or lack thereof): So I don't believe in anything spiritual or divine at all.
Political philosophy: Fuck You Got Mine (L e f t w i n g S o c i a l i s t)
Interests and hobbies: Sticking it to the white supremacist evangelicals and the ghoulish, blood sucking moneymen behind them.
Drinking, drugs or sobriety?: Yes
Special talents: I have a real fucken hard time thinking of any. I have a talent for overthinking.
Pet peeves: People that can't deal with stress or disagreements without lashing out.
Personal hero: Hard to have when most of em turn out to be such fuckwads. Ask me in a month it'll be someone else.
Favourite real-life homosexual: John Waters or someone else not currently springing to mind.
Favourite movies: Mad Max Fury Road, The Place Beyond the Pines. Another question where you just go blank and say "A Lot"
Favourite TV shows: mmph.. Atlanta, Penny Dreadful, Banshee, The Young Pope, Babylon Berlin, Devilman Crybaby, Steven Universe, Golden Kamuy. A few more.
Favourite music: The Drones, Tropical Fuck Storm, Raw Collective, Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Progressive Jazz like BadBadNotGood, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, but there's a whole lot really. Everything from Lil Peep to SZA to Folk. New Zealand Folk, the good stuff.
Favourite books: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Tales of the Otori Trilogy by Lian Hearn, Berserk by Kentaro Miura, Tokyo Ghoul by some angsty anime dude. There's way too many to say though. I read a lot of trash sci-fi fantasy like Warhammer but I love sinking my teeth into something deeper. Atm reading Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram Kendi atm - looking at a history of racist ideas in America.
Favourite food: Pork Roast, Pad Thai, Lok Lak, Wonton soup, something like that.
A quote to live by: You wanna ride the rodeo then you better learn ta fuck that horse.

Favourite videogame: Path of Exile, Natural Selection 2, Dark Souls, Wolfenstein, Metal Gear Solid and spinoffs, Doom, and E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy in all it's batshit french glory. I have a soft spot for citybuilders but can't honestly call any my favourite at the moment. Frostpunk is pretty great.

As for actual life stuff I've been with my partner Ben for about.. Seven years now and we finally got our own place to live rent in and aside from my former employer closing down and me being out of work for a month it's been a pretty fucking great year.

Well that's me. any questions? Stay sharp there'll be a test later.
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Re: Hi there, howdy, sit down, sing a little. Don't make me look like

Unread postby Frigid » 28 June 2018, 19:55

Hi again

What's your favourite colour
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Unread postby René » 28 June 2018, 20:25

Hey Max! It's good to see you posting again :awesome:

Mod wrote:As for actual life stuff I've been with my partner Ben for about.. Seven years now

That's awesome :3

Mod wrote:and we finally got our own place to live rent in

Haha, too small for comfort?
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Unread postby Mod » 29 June 2018, 06:21

Frigid wrote:Hi again

What's your favourite colour


Believe it or not but that's a hard question! At the moment I'd say 70's Tiger Orange.

René wrote:Hey Max! It's good to see you posting again :awesome:

Mod wrote:As for actual life stuff I've been with my partner Ben for about.. Seven years now

That's awesome :3

Mod wrote:and we finally got our own place to live rent in

Haha, too small for comfort?


Cheers!

Ah the house is pretty good although warm in winter is not one of its qualities. it's pretty cheap relatively and has a lot of space especially since we're still working at filling the living room with furniture tho we do have plans on a 5 seater chaise couch.
Our last flat situation ended super shittily because the house was full of toxic mould on our floor, our shower was actually a hardwarestore attachement on a couple of bath taps, huge biting funnelweb spiders suddenly appeared in summer (Ben said it felt like a bee sting). Oh and the flatmates were horrible slobs who left a lot of basic flat stuff to us while they were controlling and misusing the flat finances for endless amounts of mcdonalds and generally bitching at us whenever we didn't meet some obscure OCD standard despite us being the ones doing all of the cleaning and rubbish management.

So yeah we got out early this year and friendship ended with those fucks.

We might move on housewise in a few years but atm we're a 5 min walk from a surf beach, 5min drive to town, extremely affordable rent wise and surrounded by ageing retirees and young families. So we're in a good spot.
Homeownership is a goal we can achieve within the next 4-5 years although I do wonder if that's the best move for us. Ownership rates and logistics can be a hassle depending on where we are but on the other hand I've wanted to live in a house I've owned and been able to make a mark on my entire life (basically rented forever) and if we ever leave the place we buy it'll quickly become my Mum's retirement home which is something that would be really good for her and something I definitely owe her.
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Unread postby Brenden » 29 June 2018, 08:30

Welcome back!

Good idea! I’ll add “favourite game(s)” to the template.

The Young Pope is really good; surprised it’s not more popular out of Italy.
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Unread postby René » 29 June 2018, 09:48

Mod wrote:Ah the house is pretty good although warm in winter is not one of its qualities. it's pretty cheap relatively and has a lot of space especially since we're still working at filling the living room with furniture tho we do have plans on a 5 seater chaise couch.
Our last flat situation ended super shittily because the house was full of toxic mould on our floor, our shower was actually a hardwarestore attachement on a couple of bath taps, huge biting funnelweb spiders suddenly appeared in summer (Ben said it felt like a bee sting). Oh and the flatmates were horrible slobs who left a lot of basic flat stuff to us while they were controlling and misusing the flat finances for endless amounts of mcdonalds and generally bitching at us whenever we didn't meet some obscure OCD standard despite us being the ones doing all of the cleaning and rubbish management.

So yeah we got out early this year and friendship ended with those fucks.

Oh my, that sounds terrible! I'm glad that's over :)

Mod wrote:We might move on housewise in a few years but atm we're a 5 min walk from a surf beach, 5min drive to town, extremely affordable rent wise and surrounded by ageing retirees and young families. So we're in a good spot.
Homeownership is a goal we can achieve within the next 4-5 years although I do wonder if that's the best move for us. Ownership rates and logistics can be a hassle depending on where we are but on the other hand I've wanted to live in a house I've owned and been able to make a mark on my entire life (basically rented forever) and if we ever leave the place we buy it'll quickly become my Mum's retirement home which is something that would be really good for her and something I definitely owe her.

Aw :3 Best of luck either way! Brenden and I are hoping to be able to buy a house in the next few years too. Mortgage payments can be so much lower than rent payments here, it's crazy (as Brenden expressed recently :P).
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Unread postby Mod » 29 June 2018, 10:34

René wrote:
Mod wrote:Ah the house is pretty good although warm in winter is not one of its qualities. it's pretty cheap relatively and has a lot of space especially since we're still working at filling the living room with furniture tho we do have plans on a 5 seater chaise couch.
Our last flat situation ended super shittily because the house was full of toxic mould on our floor, our shower was actually a hardwarestore attachement on a couple of bath taps, huge biting funnelweb spiders suddenly appeared in summer (Ben said it felt like a bee sting). Oh and the flatmates were horrible slobs who left a lot of basic flat stuff to us while they were controlling and misusing the flat finances for endless amounts of mcdonalds and generally bitching at us whenever we didn't meet some obscure OCD standard despite us being the ones doing all of the cleaning and rubbish management.

So yeah we got out early this year and friendship ended with those fucks.

Oh my, that sounds terrible! I'm glad that's over :)

Mod wrote:We might move on housewise in a few years but atm we're a 5 min walk from a surf beach, 5min drive to town, extremely affordable rent wise and surrounded by ageing retirees and young families. So we're in a good spot.
Homeownership is a goal we can achieve within the next 4-5 years although I do wonder if that's the best move for us. Ownership rates and logistics can be a hassle depending on where we are but on the other hand I've wanted to live in a house I've owned and been able to make a mark on my entire life (basically rented forever) and if we ever leave the place we buy it'll quickly become my Mum's retirement home which is something that would be really good for her and something I definitely owe her.

Aw :3 Best of luck either way! Brenden and I are hoping to be able to buy a house in the next few years too. Mortgage payments can be so much lower than rent payments here, it's crazy (as Brenden expressed recently :P).


Yeah that's true too I just need to think about the hidden costs especially when we might be hurtling to another world recession.

Brenden wrote:Welcome back!

Good idea! I’ll add “favourite game(s)” to the template.

The Young Pope is really good; surprised it’s not more popular out of Italy.


Yeah it's tongue in cheek but games is a good one :P

I love the Young Pope so much it really set the bar for quality in a miniseries. Dat Ass too :drool:
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Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 3 July 2018, 09:12

Ahoya Max and welcome!

Humor and aspergers (me) well ... it's complicated. I like your hobbies and interests.

Ah that country of the long cloud. Where there's places like ninetymile beach and Ahipara ( silly dream island, in my head). And living not far from a surf beach. Just perfect a choice!

Reads like someone user of mind, eh. Love for Momma, for partner dude, big hearts. :)

Multiply the welcomes.

Questions?
How's the Kakapo population doing, and did they ever think about using CRISPR methods to re-feed the gene pool from preserved specimen matter, such as bones, feathers or dried parts? ( I think there's a possible way to re-arrange or restructure genome variations, so expanding the population's future survival. Thinking synergistically about some of Svante Pääbo's Research facts)
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Unread postby Mod » 15 May 2020, 05:34

I have to be honest everyone. Lockdown has me super bored so I've flown back in faint search of a mild stimulus.
So I'm going to reply to this guy and talk about what I've been up to.

GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:Ahoya Max and welcome!

Humor and aspergers (me) well ... it's complicated. I like your hobbies and interests.

Ah that country of the long cloud. Where there's places like ninetymile beach and Ahipara ( silly dream island, in my head). And living not far from a surf beach. Just perfect a choice!

Reads like someone user of mind, eh. Love for Momma, for partner dude, big hearts. :)

Multiply the welcomes.

Questions?
How's the Kakapo population doing, and did they ever think about using CRISPR methods to re-feed the gene pool from preserved specimen matter, such as bones, feathers or dried parts? ( I think there's a possible way to re-arrange or restructure genome variations, so expanding the population's future survival. Thinking synergistically about some of Svante Pääbo's Research facts)


I grew up like this in Auckland where you can day trip to beautiful wild surf beaches with little effort.
Ninety mile beach was fantastic and I'll always keep the memory of the day we drove up there in Dad's late 90s Isuzu. We could see wrecked out cars that didn't make it, dead seals that had lost to sharks and waves, and a tour bus of adventure people that let us borrow their equipment to toboggan down dune slopes. Ahipara's too faint a memory for me but if you want, PM me and I'll find some great pictures and stories of beaches to share.

I'm not up on Kākāpō but you can find out deets on DOC's website.
I'm sure a lot of breeding strategies are being tested to see how endangered birds can survive. The biggest and most cost effective help is total pest eradication and the building of sanctuary areas so we can reintroduce our many unique birds back to the mainlands. (For everyone else: NZ is mostly just birds, insects, and lizards. Every one of these animals developed without any interference from mammalian predators so we have things like completely Deaf Frogs that think sitting perfectly still keeps them safe from cats, birds that nest on the ground, and my favourite - bees that live in forests and don't form colonies.)




Anyway I'm 26 now, living with Ben (still!) in the middle of Wellington.
Ben's running operations for a government contracted digital security company.
I'm working admin at a medical school. I'm meant to be mostly transactional finance but I'm based right by the reception desk in an open office and I've sort of become one of the reception managers and I end up knowing how half the building runs and training 5 reception replacements.
Mostly it's just de-escalating stressed students and academics and organising mail.

Right now with lockdown I'm just vibing. The entire country went into total lockdown some months ago and time's been fucked ever since.
I really hope we can manage any further waves well because I'm keen for normal life to resume.

Books:
The Song of Achilles is so fucking good. It's an adapted romance novel based on The Illiad. A great mix of passion and greek cruelty.
Circe, from the same author of above it's an adaptation of The Odyssey telling the life story of the sorceress from lowly titan spawn to lover of Odysseus.
Three Body Problem.

TV: Bojack Horseman, The Dead Lands, Babylon Berlin, Fleabag, Toast of London.
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Unread postby rxxli » 15 May 2020, 05:54

Oh, hello there! Welcome back I guess. Even if it is just because of corona. :lol:
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rxxli wrote:Oh, hello there! Welcome back I guess. Even if it is just because of corona. :lol:


It might be a week it might be a month who knows haha.

My friend Ivo has been stuck inside for a while now but I think Ljubljana has opened back up now. He was going stir crazy by himself.
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rxxli wrote:Oh, hello there! Welcome back I guess. Even if it is just because of corona. :lol:


It might be a week it might be a month who knows haha.

My friend Ivo has been stuck inside for a while now but I think Ljubljana has opened back up now. He was going stir crazy by himself.
Hope you're good!

Well lets hope for more rather than less :lol: .

I mean I am not one to leave the house anyways. So not much has changed for me really. The only time that I left the house was to go to the office. Now I just work online and never leave the house :D . But yes, most of the things are open again and life is getting back to more or less normal. I was just today wondering if I should return to the office next week or not. So I decided on a compromise. I will return to the office on Wednesday.
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Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 20 May 2020, 19:03

I wanted to thank you for the great link site. I guess I might write some things to them, after a friend from Vancouver would check some things for me. He is a professor for molecular biology. I don't think someone like Mr. Pääbo would have the time to elaborate on the field of trans-genic or restructuring possibilities. He's caught up in his Neanderthal and Denisova specification these days.

You're very right on cleansing the isles from predators like rats and other introduced animals, cats, ferrets, pigs and whatever there is. And to plant more of them Rimu trees, too.

I've got a nice collection of web found scenic pictures over the years, so I guess I could do paintings of the Bay view, the drop off sandhill place and some Herekino forest sites, :)
I even saw pictures of people that go down there by light quad. I would guess they topple right over.

Thanks for the PM offer, I guess to let the younger folks go ahead, could be decent , eh. Old man, me, not good in PM business.

Auckland's got a great harbour view. And all the old volcanoes, it's just a fascinating place, and as far as I can see, you're doing quite well containing the pandemic! Reading on the herald at times. It's my isle of silly dreams. Country of heart though will be Canada like 4ever. 'Cause they were the first ones to treat me like a worthy human being, so grateful or so.
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