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    Posted by BrokenVoid on March 23, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Hey everybody! I’m Void, the forum Wagoneer! Here’s a little info to let everyone get to know me a little better.

    • He/him pronouns
    • I was born and raised in Michigan, where I live still.
    • As a true Thornmouth I’m a huge reader. I feel incomplete if I’m not in the middle of a book.
    • I’m a musician at heart, never to be found without a song running through my head. My primary instrument is the piano, but I’ve also taken up the mandolin and begun singing. I’m a big fan of Irish folk music.
    • I love nature. Feeling sunlight and fresh air on my face can lift me out of nearly any bad mood. I have a lifelong interest in studying insects, and I’m minoring in entomology. I have tons of plants in my room and I’ve gotten pretty good at caring for them.
    • I have a deep interest in studying languages, but like many I also have a hard time committing to just one. I speak Polish fairly well because my great grandmother was Polish so I wanted to learn it as part of my family history. I’ve also been trying to focus more on French because I would like to move to Canada in the future. I can comprehend German, but I don’t speak it well anymore.
    djsolare replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 10 Members · 23 Replies
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  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I managed to secure two job interviews for the summer, one tomorrow morning and one next week. As much as I appreciate the experience I’ve gained from my current lab job, slouching under fluorescent lights and staring into microscopes just isn’t the type of work I’m built for. Two jobs I’m interviewing for are field tech jobs examining insects in greenhouses and orchards, which I feel will be much more fulfilling work for me.

    I also have to move back home for the summer because I decided not to renew the lease on my apartment since I only have one semester left, which means if I’m going to have a job through the university it needs to be full-time to make the commute worth it. The interview tomorrow is actually with someone I have a class with currently, and the professor is one who I know well, so I have a good feeling about being able to get that one.

    • Augustus_Octavian

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      Good luck on your interview today (and next week, too)!

      • BrokenVoid

        Member
        March 25, 2021 at 1:05 pm

        Thanks!

        • BrokenVoid

          Member
          March 25, 2021 at 6:16 pm

          I got it! Apparently I was the first person they could find who didn’t already have a job for the summer, so they just gave me the position after the interview. The interview itself was really just a couple questions to make sure I didn’t have any objections to the type of work I’ll be doing.

    • ulovetoast

      Member
      March 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      That’s great! Congratulations!

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    My sister’s cat, who has been missing since the beginning of winter, just showed up at a house around the corner a couple days ago. Last summer she had a stroke which she recovered from but she was really touchy after that and nobody could get near her so she had to become a barn cat. Toward the end of the fall she suddenly disappeared and we never saw or heard anything about her. A couple days ago my sister saw a picture of her posted online from someone down the road so she went and picked her up and apparently she’s back to her old friendly self again! I’m very excited to get to see her again when I go back home this weekend.

    • EternalHearts

      Member
      April 1, 2021 at 3:28 pm

      WOW! That is both wonderful and strange!

      Maybe she took a trip to…another place…and got some mental healing.

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    April 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I just finished watching my first Netflix series in Polish. It’s called The Woods and it’s a 6-episode crime drama miniseries based on a book. The story was really interesting and kept me watching, since I was able to understand the main plot. There is an English dub of the series, but honestly the voice acting is terrible and awkwardly written. I’m pretty proud that I’ve gotten far enough to be able to do something like that.

    • josephinekelly

      Member
      April 25, 2021 at 12:44 am

      What’s your strategy for learning Polish? I really want to learn and bring it back into my family, but kind of don’t know where to begin.

      • BrokenVoid

        Member
        April 27, 2021 at 1:46 am

        Honestly I’ve used several different resources on and off over the past few years. I would suggest starting with Mango languages. Many universities and libraries offer free access to it, and the program does a good job of getting you started with speaking instead of piling complicated grammar rules on right at the beginning. Polish has notoriously complicated grammar and if you focus too much on it at the beginning it makes it really hard to build speaking confidence later.

        There are a few good books of short stories on amazon that are meant for language learners of various levels. Short stories are more manageable because it doesn’t take up as much time to stop and look up words as you go. Feel free to shoot me a message if you want some specific recommendations.

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    July 12, 2021 at 1:16 am

    I’m so happy to finally have this news to share with all of you. I’M ENGAGED! Yesterday I proposed to my girlfriend of four years and now I’m so excited to be able to call her my fiancée (which I sometimes did before anyway)! It’s a big commitment but one I knew we were ready for. Planning everything was definitely a little stressful (especially talking to her very imposing and serious father beforehand) but it couldn’t have been more worth it.

    • Cynical

      Member
      July 12, 2021 at 3:14 am

      Ahhhhhh!!! That’s so incredibly exciting! Congragulations!

    • grace-nessen

      Member
      July 12, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      Oh my goodness CONGRATS! I wish you guys all the best. :cjheart:

    • CJB

      Administrator
      July 12, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      Congratulations, Void!! You both look so happy!

    • Augustus_Octavian

      Member
      July 12, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      Congratulations Void!!!

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    September 22, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    The mighty Wagoneer returns, once again risen from forum death! It was an incredibly busy summer dear Mounties. I had a new seasonal job that required a whole lot of driving, which made me super tired every day. I had to make sure my courses were properly enrolled and arranged for this last semester before graduation, as well as trying to find a place to live. I got engaged (as seen above). I also worked on some personal mindset changes that have had a big impact on my life.

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    September 23, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Went to the Renaissance Festival in Michigan last weekend. I wore a kilt for the first time and decided to use my Briar Society pin from last year as my kilt pin. I got several compliments on it from friends I went with.

    • CJB

      Administrator
      October 1, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      What a great idea!

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    May 1, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    At long last I’ve returned!

    I graduated from university a few months ago and immediately started my first full-time job I’ve had in a while (like graduated Friday and started work Monday). My fiancée and I also moved into a small rental house together at the end of December, so there have been a lot of things vying for my focus for a while. Now that I’ve been settling into a routine I’ll hopefully be able to sit down and check in here more often, as I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

    In other news I finally got my first tattoo! I spent quite a long time considering it and I found a nice little tattoo shop in my town that had perfect reviews, so it felt like as good a time as any. I’m super happy with how it turned out, the text is an Old Norse translation of an Icelandic proverb “Blind is a man without books.” I wrote out the text for the artist to copy so it’s in my own runic handwriting as well. I’m definitely considering getting another sometime in the future when I’m ready for it, and I think my guild tattoo is going to be next in line!

    • Sapphire

      Member
      May 2, 2022 at 8:54 pm

      With proverbs like that Iceland is moving up my list of alternative countries to live in.

      Tattoo looks amazing!

    • CJB

      Administrator
      May 5, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      What an awesome first tattoo!

    • djsolare

      Member
      May 10, 2022 at 3:13 pm

      Very impressive! Honestly kind of jealous of it :3