General Discussion

What's your real job?
Rutger at 4:33PM, Oct. 13, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
MrRiot
If people keep quitting those jobs I'll NEVER get my Grimlock exo-suit!

Dude, tell me about it! I'm still waiting for my Wing Zero. It's been ages!

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
MrRiot at 5:42PM, Oct. 13, 2007
(online)
posts: 408
joined: 8-20-2006
Rutger
MrRiot
If people keep quitting those jobs I'll NEVER get my Grimlock exo-suit!

Dude, tell me about it! I'm still waiting for my Wing Zero. It's been ages!

Is it so much to ask, people?! Make our dreams of owning destructive robot suits a REALITY!

Visit my comic: THE PATH: Lovecraftian Horror meets Arthurian Legend
Visit my website: Old Dying Kitty
Proud Co-Founder/Member of Mediocre Militia
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:08PM
ozoneocean at 10:21PM, Oct. 13, 2007
(online)
posts: 25,110
joined: 1-2-2004
It's a company that makes… What? It looks like they like to think about making mechs :)
Heh, reminds me of those groups that get together to do a full mod of the latest multiplayer FPS: Big ideas, but… 6 months later there's only 1 guy working on it and he's just made a logo.

I hope they DO make something though! I've seen that walking logging tractor by a Finnish subsidiary of John Deere Tractors: it's pretty amazing and it actually works.

Walking vehicles could work, but they're best where there are no roads (since other vehicles can move more efficiently in that case). Even in the country, tracked vehicles are probably still more efficient. But there are lots of places that even tracks can't go.

As for combat though, the height would be a problem: that picks you out as an easy target, especially with only two legs.
A lower multi legged thing would be good though, much better than normal tracked tanks because legs can be made more robust and heavier armoured: tracks are a tank's Achilles' heel. Plus, legs would allow movement over tougher terrain, be configured to provide better stability and elevation for the main gun, and depending on the number they would even provide some redundancy in case of loss.
Hahaha, Masumne Shirrow has some good design ideas :)

Hmm, Mecha is more fun to talk about than jobs :P
 
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:28PM
ShinGen at 10:32PM, Oct. 13, 2007
(online)
posts: 856
joined: 11-9-2006
MrRiot
Dude, you're in San Pedro? That's where I live.
If you're stalking me, bring beer.
Also, why would you quit building mechs? If people keep quitting those jobs I'll NEVER get my Grimlock exo-suit!

Well I work in Pedro. I live in Wilmington. God I hate Wilmington.

Anywho wow, looks like I started something. I rule.

But yeah the reasons i quit are as follows:

1: At the time they had a foot. Made of triangles. And a chest… made of thin metal sticks. And that's it.

2: I got no where near the lack-of-mech until the last day I was there. Before then what was I doing? Making a concrete sidewalk outside. With one other person. In 120* heat. All day. Everyday. And we lived on base so we could not eat until we were done.

3: As an intern there you don't get paid perse. Nay, you get stock. Worthless meaningless stock. And you pay them to live there.

And there are so many many stories I could tell you that would make you both laugh and cry about that place that it's obscene. Trust me guys, root for the John Deere-mobile because there will be no mech coming from them anytime soon but they will however be coming out with a brand new shiny, concrete sidewalk.

Oh that's right… this thread's about jobs isn't it… Umm I build things.

Welcome to the academy of the 1337. Try not to get fragged.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:34PM
cartoonprofessor at 12:14AM, Oct. 14, 2007
(online)
posts: 396
joined: 9-2-2007
ozoneocean
Walking vehicles could work, but they're best where there are no roads (since other vehicles can move more efficiently in that case). Even in the country, tracked vehicles are probably still more efficient. But there are lots of places that even tracks can't go.

A lower multi legged thing would be good though, much better than normal tracked tanks because legs can be made more robust and heavier armoured: tracks are a tank's Achilles' heel. Plus, legs would allow movement over tougher terrain, be configured to provide better stability and elevation for the main gun, and depending on the number they would even provide some redundancy in case of loss.
Hahaha, Masumne Shirrow has some good design ideas :)

Hmm, Mecha is more fun to talk about than jobs :P
The Snamuh in my comic have removed their legs and replaced them with various forms of transport, tracks, wheels, rocket…

I love your idea of many legs, I got this great image of Mr Hunter from page 5 with legs moving like a giant spider over rough terrain.

And, yeah this is fun… might start a new thread on it…
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:36AM
Rutger at 2:05AM, Oct. 14, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
I'm having mental images of thos arachnitrons from Doom happyly scurrying about a battlefield…

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
Poke Alster at 3:13AM, Oct. 14, 2007
(offline)
posts: 650
joined: 7-2-2007
Well im not old enough to have a proper job but i do have a part time job as a newspaper boy
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:46PM
silent_but_eggy at 3:24AM, Oct. 14, 2007
(offline)
posts: 48
joined: 4-27-2007
Ya, I've been a student, and then last week I got a job at this like legal office, being the desk jockey sort of thing. Ya, hopefully I'm good enough at typing or else I'm sunk.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:37PM
Rutger at 6:11AM, Oct. 14, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
Is desk jockey like disc jockey, but instead of discs you spin desks around and scratch them?

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
Fuzzy Modem at 7:48PM, Oct. 14, 2007
(online)
posts: 217
joined: 9-17-2007
I work HERE, so I'm literally a professional geek :p


I've given up following my dreams. I just asked where they're going and I'm gonna meet them there.
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:32PM
Rutger at 8:56AM, Oct. 15, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
You can earn money by being a geek? Where do I sign up?

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
Fuzzy Modem at 10:57AM, Oct. 15, 2007
(online)
posts: 217
joined: 9-17-2007
Rutger
You can earn money by being a geek? Where do I sign up?

Your locally owned computer store. (I don't recommend working for any of the big national chain stores. I have before. It sucked.) At a local place it can be a lot of fun though. I work with some of my best friends, in fact they got me the job. Just don't expect to make much.


I've given up following my dreams. I just asked where they're going and I'm gonna meet them there.
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:32PM
D0m at 11:45AM, Oct. 15, 2007
(online)
posts: 661
joined: 5-26-2007
I think a lot of our jobs seem similar…

I work for the USDA, in a branch called APHIS, which is Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services. Too many acronyms in the government…

I'm a computer clerk, so I do the menial (Move my monitor) to the complicated (I'm locked out of my e-mail account!). The pay is good, considering I'm just a college sophomore, but it's pretty boring, and I can't draw there.

Nadya- a tale about what happens to SOME of us when we die.

Currently: Nadya is awake and asking more relevant questions.
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:02PM
Rutger at 12:09PM, Oct. 15, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
Fuzzy Modem
Rutger
You can earn money by being a geek? Where do I sign up?

Your locally owned computer store. (I don't recommend working for any of the big national chain stores. I have before. It sucked.) At a local place it can be a lot of fun though. I work with some of my best friends, in fact they got me the job. Just don't expect to make much.

I've tried that once, but they didn't need any new people. I'm happy with the job I got now though, lucky to have it too. I'm one of about 5 or 6 persons who actually found a job that they studied for, out of a class of like 30 people.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
cartoonprofessor at 4:51AM, Oct. 16, 2007
(online)
posts: 396
joined: 9-2-2007
'They' say that if you would not do the job you have if you had more money than you needed, you shouldn't be doing it.

Personally I love my ‘main’ job of teaching kids how to draw… the satisfaction of seeing childrens' self-esteem go way up when they realise how easy it is to draw cartoons is immense.

Lately though it has been hard to get into schools with my courses for some reason. I have been ‘steered’ into other lines of work.
So I can't wait to see what happens next.

A lot of you guys and gals seem to like your jobs… would you still do them if money wasn't an issue?

Or would you devote your time to your comics?

Are your comics a ‘fun’ thing or do you hope to make money from them?
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:36AM
Rutger at 6:39AM, Oct. 16, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
If money wasn't an issue I'd do my job as a hobby. Well, kind of. I wouldn't be cameraman for the local news, but I'd make movies for a hobby.

I'd spend way more time with my comic though, definately.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
crazyninny at 6:37PM, Oct. 16, 2007
(online)
posts: 1,457
joined: 7-20-2006
If it came down to either doing comics, or working, I'm pretty sure comics would win for me.
last edited on July 14, 2011 11:48AM
okamimako at 3:05AM, Oct. 17, 2007
(offline)
posts: 118
joined: 10-10-2007
Full time high school student, part time library page…. If you ever get to be a library page, DON'T DO IT. It's just about the most mind-numbingest job in the world. It's out to destroy you.

At least I don't have to pay for overdue books, which is, of course, giving me no motivation to return them.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:20PM
Rutger at 3:28AM, Oct. 17, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
okamimako
Full time high school student, part time library page…. If you ever get to be a library page, DON'T DO IT. It's just about the most mind-numbingest job in the world. It's out to destroy you.

At least I don't have to pay for overdue books, which is, of course, giving me no motivation to return them.

Library page? Right now, I'm totally pictureing you as a page from one of the books you got there…

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
okamimako at 4:12AM, Oct. 17, 2007
(offline)
posts: 118
joined: 10-10-2007
So long as its not a page from a trashy romance novel…

But in reality I go around and shelve books and listen to librarians bitch about costumers bitching at them.

And eat lots of cookies.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:20PM
SamGolden at 6:20AM, Oct. 17, 2007
(offline)
posts: 10
joined: 5-1-2007
I work in a wine shop, a warehouse and at a jacket potato stand , I earn enough to get by and still get so much free time :) also discounted booze and free food
http://www.samgolden.co.uk - a weekly webcomic to get drunk and fall down stairs with!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:21PM
Rutger at 6:23AM, Oct. 17, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
okamimako
So long as its not a page from a trashy romance novel…

But in reality I go around and shelve books and listen to librarians bitch about costumers bitching at them.

And eat lots of cookies.

Cookies make everything all right.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
okamimako at 6:15PM, Oct. 17, 2007
(offline)
posts: 118
joined: 10-10-2007
Especially when the people in the meeting room don't eat them all and leave about two grocery bags full of them in the break room.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:20PM
Rutger at 3:47AM, Oct. 18, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
okamimako
Especially when the people in the meeting room don't eat them all and leave about two grocery bags full of them in the break room.

Dude! Swipe ‘m and sell ’m! You'll be rich! There's a job for ya, selling stolen cookies. Carefull, they're hot!

Worst pun I ever made…

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
okamimako at 4:49AM, Oct. 18, 2007
(offline)
posts: 118
joined: 10-10-2007
First off, they'd be all gone now, second off, they're all gone because they've been out for three days. There were a lot of cookies. Not to mention the cake.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:20PM
Rutger at 10:44AM, Oct. 18, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
okamimako
First off, they'd be all gone now, second off, they're all gone because they've been out for three days. There were a lot of cookies. Not to mention the cake.

DON'T MENTION THE CAKE!

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
Oracle 66 at 8:37AM, Oct. 20, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2
joined: 8-24-2007
When I'm not reading webcomics, I work as a reference librarian.


last edited on July 14, 2011 2:21PM
Rutger at 9:15AM, Oct. 20, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
There's a lot of librarians around these parts…

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM
notlikelytocare at 9:28AM, Oct. 20, 2007
(online)
posts: 2,857
joined: 6-13-2007
So I've noticed…

BTW, Get your ass on AIM, I'm bored…
My avatar is tiny because I'm compensating.
last edited on July 14, 2011 2:18PM
Rutger at 9:41AM, Oct. 20, 2007
(offline)
posts: 2,680
joined: 3-14-2007
notlikelytocare
So I've noticed…

BTW, Get your ass on AIM, I'm bored…

Nothing goes by you, eh?

lolk

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:13PM

Forgot Password
©2011 WOWIO, Inc. All Rights Reserved