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johan1901Member Since 01 Sep 2001
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Posted by johan1901 on 06 September 2016 - 06:05 AM
Ryan meant a lot to me and I think about him frequently, as I did when he was alive. He always encouraged me to write, although not to study. I dedicated my PhD thesis to him when I started it in 2010 but I didn't submit it until 2014. Dedication stayed the same. We didn't communicate much after 2011 but I always intended to send him the damn thing so he knew what he'd done for me.
I managed a mental health/suicide prevention campaign for young men in remote areas of New South Wales in 2014. It was a good (in some ways brutal) thing to do. I like to think I've found some peace with his death, and sometimes I'm sure I have. This is the first time I've posted on GTU about it.
It is good to know that the sadness felt by GTUers was received. Thanks for letting us know.
Posted by johan1901 on 11 December 2014 - 02:54 PM
Posted by johan1901 on 02 November 2014 - 10:40 PM
This particular one is in Vancouver but I've got some strategies for securing more interesting work based in Montreal. Are you still there? That'd be sweet. Submitting the application was mainly uplifting as it signified I am finally moving on some future-planning, which I have been niftily avoiding for the past year by running fun projects in remote areas of Australia while playing percussion in a jug band. Also, I have nothing insightful to say about the new Aphex Twin album.
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Posted by johan1901 on 18 September 2014 - 11:38 PM
Yep, definitely due for an Em appreciation thread.
Em has been a fixture in my life for an alarmingly good chunk of said life. We've shared highs, lows, weird, and not so weird phases. She's super cool and I've always been pretty sure that if life got too rough I could probably go bunk with Em for a while. Em is always doing something inspirational. Also, she let me sleep in her driveway once and we had cheese cake. Looking forward to seeing you again in December, mate.
Posted by johan1901 on 19 May 2014 - 01:22 PM
'91 Toyota Camry wagon. Automatic. My dad bought it and gave it to me when I left home. It constantly broke down and wouldn't start if I parked it in the sun on a hot day. There was a neat trick to get it started involving a hammer in the solenoids that I never quite got the hang of. I had it for about 3 years and it had a lot of kms on the clock. I had trouble selling it so eventually I gave it to a homeless guy. He crashed it a few times and I doubt it's still on the road. I don't miss it.
The idea of Jack driving a car also makes me feel old, but it's also pretty cool.
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Posted by johan1901 on 26 May 2011 - 01:08 AM
He finished the last book in the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan passed away last year, his estate actually chose him based off of only 4 books that Sanderson has written (3 of which were a trilogy). I'd say it's a pretty big deal if the family of the guy who wrote one of the most epic fantasy series ever and was working on the 14th book when he died, chooses you to finish the book, you would do a great job.
Whenever I'm tempted to respond to your posts it occurs to me that perhaps you are a brilliant troll, up there with the likes of Paris Hilton, or Newsgirl (though I now understand the latter was totally serious, I believed). Oh, the subtleties. True genius.
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